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GPSMAP

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mapping gps with sensors
owners manual
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GPSMAP 76CSx Owners Manual i
INTRODUCTION > ABOUT THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx.
The GPSMAP 76CSx uses the proven performance of
Garmin GPS and full-featured mapping to create an
unsurpassed portable GPS receiver. Take a moment
now to compare the contents of this package with
the packing list on the box. If any pieces are missing,
contact your Garmin dealer immediately.
About This Manual
To get the most out of your new navigation system,
take time to read this manual and learn the operating
procedures for your unit in detail. This manual is
organized into the following sections.
The Introduction contains the Table of Contents.
The Getting Started section provides an overview of
the unit, how to turn the unit on, and how to acquire
satellites.
The Basic Operation section provides information
about setting up waypoints, routes, and tracks.
The Main Pages section contains an overview of
the Satellite, Trip Computer, Map, Compass, and
Altimeter Pages.
The Main Menu section describes features found in
the Main Menu, and information on how to change
settings.
The Appendix contains information such as
specications, optional accessories, and maintenance
information. You can also nd warranty and FCC
information in the Appendix.
An Index is provided at the end of the manual for
reference.
Manual Conventions
This manual uses the term Warning to indicate a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
This manual uses the term Caution to indicate a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
may result in minor injury or property damage. It may
also be used without the symbol to alert you to avoid
unsafe practices.
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INTRODUCTION > TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ....................................................... i
About This Manual ..............................................i
Manual Conventions ................................................ i
Software License Agreement ............................v
Product Registration ..........................................v
Contact Garmin ....................................................... v
Caring for the GPSMAP 76CSx ........................vi
Cleaning the Case ................................................. vi
Cleaning the Screen ............................................... vi
Storage ................................................................... vi
Water Immersion ................................................... vi
Warning .............................................................vii
Caution .............................................................viii
Getting Started ................................................. 1
Unit Overview .....................................................1
Using the GPSMAP 76CSx Keypad ..................3
Turning on the GPSMAP 76CSx ........................4
Adjusting the Backlight .......................................... 4
Initializing the GPS Receiver .............................5
Initialization Options .............................................. 6
Using the GPSMAP 76CSx ................................6
Understanding Terms .............................................. 6
Selecting Options and Entering Data ...................... 7
Using the Status Bar ............................................... 8
On-Screen Messages ............................................... 9
Using the Databases ................................................ 9
Basic Operation ............................................. 10
Creating and Using Waypoints .......................10
Marking Your Current Location ........................... 10
Creating Waypoints Using the Map ...................... 11
Creating a Waypoint Using Coordinates .............. 11
Editing Waypoints ................................................ 12
Deleting Waypoints .............................................. 12
Averaging the Waypoints Location ..................... 13
Projecting a Waypoint ........................................... 14
Proximity Waypoints ............................................ 15
Man OverBoard (MOB) ....................................... 16
Using the Find Menu ........................................16
Find By Name ....................................................... 17
Recent Finds ......................................................... 18
Using the Find Information Page .......................... 18
Find Information Page Options Menu .................. 18
Finding a Waypoint ............................................... 20
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INTRODUCTION > TABLE OF CONTENTS
Finding a Geocache .............................................. 21
Finding a City ....................................................... 21
Finding an Interstate Exit ..................................... 22
Finding an Intersection ......................................... 24
Searching for a Point of Interest ........................... 24
Using Tracks .....................................................26
Track Proles ........................................................ 29
Navigating a Saved Track ..................................... 30
Creating and Using Routes .............................31
Creating a Route ................................................... 31
Navigating a Route ............................................... 32
Editing a Route ..................................................... 33
Using the Route Page Options .............................. 35
Main Pages ..................................................... 36
Satellite Page ....................................................37
Using the Satellite Page Options Menu ................ 37
Map Page ...........................................................38
Using Additional Map Data .................................. 39
Changing the Zoom Range ................................... 40
Map Orientation .................................................... 40
Map Page Options ................................................ 40
Guidance Text ....................................................... 41
Setting up the Map Page ....................................... 42
Measuring Distance .............................................. 45
Turning Declutter On or Off ................................. 46
Restoring Defaults ................................................ 47
Compass Page ..................................................47
Using the Electronic Compass .............................. 48
Compass Page Options ......................................... 50
Sight N Go Navigation ........................................ 51
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing Pointer ....... 52
Data Fields ............................................................ 53
Altimeter Page ..................................................54
Altimeter Page Options ........................................ 55
Plot Over Time (Distance) .................................... 56
View Pressure/Elevation Plots ............................. 56
Zoom Ranges ........................................................ 57
View Points ........................................................... 58
View Points on Map ............................................. 58
Reset ..................................................................... 59
Calibrate Altimeter ............................................... 60
Change Data Fields ............................................... 61
Trip Computer Page .........................................61
Trip Computer Page Options Menu ...................... 62
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INTRODUCTION > TABLE OF CONTENTS
Main Menu ...................................................... 63
Tracks ................................................................63
Track Page Options ............................................... 64
Route Page ........................................................64
Highway Page ...................................................64
Setup Menu .......................................................65
System Setup ........................................................ 66
Display Setup ........................................................ 67
Interface Setup ...................................................... 68
Tones Setup ........................................................... 68
Page Sequence Setup ............................................ 69
Map Page Setup .................................................... 69
Routing Setup ....................................................... 70
Geocache Setup .................................................... 71
Marine Setup ......................................................... 72
Time Setup ............................................................ 73
Units Setup ........................................................... 73
Heading Setup ....................................................... 74
Calibration Setup .................................................. 75
Altimeter Setup ..................................................... 76
Welcome Setup ..................................................... 77
Jumpmaster ........................................................... 78
Proximity Waypoints ........................................82
Calendar ............................................................82
Calculator ..........................................................83
Stopwatch .........................................................84
Sun and Moon ...................................................85
Hunt and Fish ...................................................86
Games Menu .....................................................87
Appendix ........................................................ 91
Specications ...................................................91
Interfacing .........................................................92
Optional Accessories .......................................93
Connecting Your GPSMAP 76CSx to a Com-
puter .............................................................94
Map Datums and Location Formats ...............95
What is WAAS/EGNOS? ...................................97
Data Field Denitions .......................................98
FCC Compliance .............................................101
Limited Warranty ............................................102
Index ............................................................. 104
GPSMAP 76CSx Owners Manual v
INTRODUCTION > SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPSMAP 76CSx, YOU AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software
embedded in this device (the Software) in binary executable
form in the normal operation of the product. Title, ownership
rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Software
remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of
Garmin and is protected under the United States of America
copyright laws and international copyright treaties. You further
acknowledge that the structure, organization, and code of the
Software are valuable trade secrets of Garmin and that the
Software in source code form remains a valuable trade secret
of Garmin. You agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify,
reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to human
readable form the Software or any part thereof or create any
derivative works based on the Software. You agree not to
export or re-export the Software to any country in violation of
the export control laws of the United States of America.
Product Registration
Help us better support you by completing our online
registration today! Have the serial number on the
back of your GPSMAP 76CSx handy and connect to
our Web site (http://www.garmin.com). Look for the
Product Registration link on our Home page.
Use this area to record the serial number of your
GPSMAP 76CSx. Be sure to keep your original sales
receipt in a safe place or attach a photocopy inside the
manual.
Serial Number: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Contact Garmin
If you should encounter any difculty while using
your GPSMAP 76CSx, or if you have any questions,
in the U.S.A. contact Garmin Product Support by
phone: 913/397.8200 or 800/800.1020, Monday
Friday, 8 AM5 PM Central Time; or by e-mail at
www.garmin.com/contactUs.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at
44/0870.8501241.
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INTRODUCTION > CARING FOR THE GPSMAP 76CSX
Caring for the GPSMAP 76CSx
The GPSMAP 76CSx case is constructed of
high quality materials and does not require user
maintenance except cleaning.
Cleaning the Case
Clean the units outer casing (except for the screen)
using a cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution
and then wipe dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and
solvents that may damage plastic components.
Cleaning the Screen
The GPSMAP 76CSx screen should be cleaned using
a soft, clean, lint-free cloth. Water, isopropyl alcohol,
or eyeglass cleaner can be used if needed. If these
are used, apply the liquid to the cloth and then gently
wipe the screen with the moistened cloth.
Storage
Do not store the GPSMAP 76CSx where prolonged
exposure to temperature extremes may occur (such as
in the trunk of a car) as permanent damage may result.
User information, such as waypoints and routes are
retained in the units memory without the need for
external power. It is always a good practice to back
up important user data by manually recording it or
downloading it to a PC (transferring it to MapSource).
Water Immersion
The GPSMAP 76CSx is waterproof to IEC Standard
60529 IPX7. It can withstand immersion in 1 meter
of water for 30 minutes. Prolonged submersion can
cause damage to the unit. After submersion, be certain
to wipe and air dry the unit and replace batteries
before reuse.
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INTRODUCTION > WARNING
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous
situations could result in an accident or collision
resulting in death or serious injury.
When navigating, carefully compare information displayed
on the GPSMAP 76CSx to all available navigation sources,
including information from visual sightings, and maps. For
safety, always resolve any discrepancies or questions before
continuing navigation.
Use the electronic chart in the GPSMAP 76CSx only to
facilitate, not to replace, the use of authorized government
charts. Ofcial government charts and notices to mariners
contain all information needed to navigate safely.
Warning
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is being provided in accordance with Californias Proposition 65. If you have any
questions or would like additional information, please refer to our Web site at http://www.garmin.com/prop65.
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INTRODUCTION > CAUTION
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous
situations may result in injury or property damage.
Use the GPSMAP 76CSx only as a navigational aid. Do
not attempt to use the GPSMAP 76CSx for any purpose
requiring precise measurement of direction, distance,
location, or topography. This product should not be used to
determine ground proximity for aircraft navigation.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the
United States government, which is solely responsible for
its accuracy and maintenance. The governments system
is subject to changes which could affect the accuracy and
performance of all GPS equipment, including the GPSMAP
76CSx. Although the GPSMAP 76CSx is a precision
navigation device, any navigation device can be misused or
misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
Map Data Information: One of the goals of Garmin is to provide customers with the most complete and accurate cartography
that is available to us at a reasonable cost. We use a combination of governmental and private data sources, which we identify in
product literature and copyright messages displayed to the consumer. Virtually all data sources contain inaccurate or incomplete
data to some extent. In some countries, complete and accurate map information is either not available or is prohibitively
expensive.
Caution
GPSMAP 76CSx Owners Manual 1
GETTING STARTED
Unit Overview
Carry Lanyard
attachment slots
Battery compartment
cover
External Data/Auxilary
Power Port (under
weather cap)
Internal
antenna
Interface keys
Auxiliary GPS
Antenna Connector
(under weather cap)
Battery compartment
locking D-ring
USB connector port
(under weather cap)
GETTING STARTED > UNIT OVERVIEW
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GETTING STARTED > UNIT OVERVIEW
Installing the Batteries, MicroSD Card,
and Lanyard
The GPSMAP 76CSx operates on two AA batteries
(not included), which are located in the back of the
unit. You can use Alkaline or NiMH batteries. See
page 66 for information on setting the battery type.
To install the batteries:
1. Remove the battery cover
by turning the D-Ring 1/4
turn counter-clockwise and
pulling the cover loose.
2. Insert the batteries,
observing the proper
polarity. A polarity diagram
is molded into the battery
compartment.
3. Reinstall the battery cover
by aligning the back
cover with the unit and
turning the D-Ring 1/4 turn
clockwise.
Remove the batteries from your GPSMAP 76CSx
when you do not expect to use the unit for several
months. Stored data is not lost when batteries are
removed.
To install and uninstall the MicroSD card:
1. Remove the battery cover by turning the D-
Ring 1/4 turn counter-clockwise and pulling the
cover loose.
2. Press down on the top
edge of the MicroSD card
until you hear a click.
Gently release the card.
3. Press down again to
install the card.
To install the Lanyard:
1. Place the loop of the
Lanyard through the slot
at the bottom of the unit.
2 Route the strap through
the loop and pull tight.
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GETTING STARTED > USING THE GPSMAP 76CSX KEYPAD
Using the GPSMAP 76CSx Keypad
QUIT Key
Press to cancel data entry or
exit a page.
ENTER/MARK Key
Press and release to enter highlighted
options, data or conrm on-screen
messages.
Press and hold at any time to mark
your current location as a waypoint.
IN/OUT Zoom Keys
Press to zoom in or out on the
Map Page.
Press to scroll up or down a
list on any other page.
FIND/MOB Key
Press at any time to view the
Find Menu.
Press and hold for MOB.
POWER Key
Press and hold to turn the unit
on or off.
Press and Release to adjust
the backlighting.
ROCKER Key
Press up, down, left, or right to
highlight options and to enter data, or
move the map panning arrow.
PAGE Key
Press to cycle through the main pages.
Press and hold to turn the compass
on or off
MENU Key
Press to view page options.
Press twice to view the Main Menu.
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GETTING STARTED > TURNING ON THE GPSMAP 76CSX
Turning on the GPSMAP 76CSx
When the GPSMAP 76CSx is turned on, the
Introduction Page appears, followed by the Satellite
Page. The unit must collect satellite data and establish
its current location.
To turn the GPSMAP 76CSx on and off:
1. Press and hold the POWER key. When
the unit turns on, a tone sounds and the
Introduction Page appears, followed by the
Satellite Page.
Introduction Page Satellite Page
2. To turn off the GPSMAP 76CSx, press and
hold the POWER key again.
Adjusting the Backlight
You might want to adjust the backlight to see the
screen better.
To adjust the backlight level:
1. Press and quickly release the POWER key.
2. Press up on the ROCKER to increase the
brightness, or press down to decrease.
3. Press ENTER or QUIT to close the Backlight
adjustment window.
Backlight Adjustment Slider
See page 67 for information on changing the screen
colors and backlight timeout and brightness levels.
GPSMAP 76CSx Owners Manual 5
GETTING STARTED > INITIALIZING THE GPS RECEIVER
Initializing the GPS Receiver
The rst time you turn on your GPSMAP 76CSx, the
GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish
its current location. To ensure proper initialization,
the GPSMAP 76CSx is shipped from the factory in
AutoLocate mode, which allows the receiver to nd
itself anywhere in the world. To receive satellite
signals, you should be outdoors and have a clear view
of the sky.
To initialize your GPSMAP 76CSx:
1. Press and hold the POWER key to turn on the
GPSMAP 76CSx.
2. Hold the unit in front of you with the top tilted
upward. When the receiver has signals from
at least three satellites, the top of the page
changes to indicate position accuracy and
location coordinates.
3. Press and release the PAGE key until the Map
Page appears. You are now ready to begin
GPS-aided navigation.
You can also see a sky view of the satellites overhead
with your location centered. The outer circle
represents the horizon and the inner circle a location
45 degrees from the horizon. The numbers shown
indicate the number assigned to each satellite. The
bars at the bottom of the page indicates the strength of
satellite signal.
The Strength of
each satellite
signal.
The outer
circle
represents
the horizon.
The inner
circle is 45
degrees from
the horizon.
Heading bug
indicates your
direction of
movement.
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GETTING STARTED > USING THE GPSMAP 76CSX
Initialization Options
If the unit cannot get a satellite x, an options
menu with a list of solutions appears. Highlight the
appropriate solution and press ENTER.
Use With GPS Offuse this option to save battery
power when you do not need the GPS on.
New Locationuse when you have moved the unit
more than 600 miles and you are having trouble
locking onto satellite signals.
Restart Searchuse when you have not moved, but
are having trouble locking onto satellite signals.
Continue Acquiringuse when you are in an area
where the satellite signals are temporarily blocked.
Using the GPSMAP 76CSx
This section explains how to enter and select
information with the GPSMAP 76CSx.
Understanding Terms
As you progress through this owners manual, you are
directed to press a specic key or highlight a eld on
the screen. When you are directed to press a key, you
should press and quickly release the key. If the key
needs to be held down for a period of time to start a
secondary function, the instructions will tell you to
do so. When a eld is highlighted on the screen, it is
highlighted in yellow. The position of the highlight is
controlled by the ROCKER.
The following terms are used throughout this manual:
Highlightmove the highlighted area on the screen
up, down, left, or right with the ROCKER to select
individual elds.
Fieldthe location where data or an option can be
shown and entered. Select (highlight) a eld using the
ROCKER to begin entering data or selecting options.
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GETTING STARTED > USING THE GPSMAP 76CSX
On-screen buttonuse the ROCKER to highlight a
button, and press ENTER to select the button.
Scroll barwhen viewing a list of items too long to
appear on the screen, a scroll bar appears along the
right side of the list. To scroll through a list, press up
or down on the ROCKER.
Defaultthe factory setting saved in the units
memory. You can change the settings, but you can
also revert to the factory (default) settings when you
select Restore Defaults.
Highlighted
eld
On-screen buttons
Field
Selecting Options and Entering Data
Use the ROCKER to highlight, select, or choose an
item in a list or a eld on the screen.
To select and activate an option:
1. From any page, press MENU. An Options
Menu appears with a list of additional options
for that page.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the highlight up,
down, right, or left on the menu to highlight the
option you want, and press ENTER to select it.
To exit a menu or return to the previous
setting:
Press QUIT. The QUIT key moves backward
through your steps. Press QUIT repeatedly to
return to the starting page.
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GETTING STARTED > USING THE GPSMAP 76CSX
Using the Status Bar
At the top of each page, the status bar provides status
information for several unit features.
Status Bar
The Battery Power icon ( ) shows the
remaining power as the battery. The Auxiliary
Power icon ( ) appears when the unit is
plugged in to an external or USB power source.
Satellite signal status is shown when searching
for or acquiring satellites ( ), when a 2D x
( ) is attained and when a 3D x ( ) is
attained (four or more satellites are received.)
The Backlight icon ( ) appears when the
backlight is on. The Backlight is off when
you turn the unit on. The Backlight uses a
signicant amount of battery power.
The USB Cable Connection icon ( )
appears when the unit is in communication with
a PC USB.
Electronic compass icon ( ) appears when
the electronic compass is turned on.
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GETTING STARTED > USING THE GPSMAP 76CSX
On-Screen Messages
When a signicant event in the operation of the unit
occurs, an on-screen message appears to advise you of
the occurrence. In each case the condition is described
and often a remedy provided. Press ENTER to
acknowledge the message and close the window.
On-Screen Messages
Using the Databases
Optional MapSource CD-ROMs enhance the
versatility of your GPSMAP 76CSx. This data is
loaded to the MicroSD Card already installed in the
unit. With optional MapSource City Navigator data,
you can view listings of nearby restaurants, lodging,
shopping centers, attractions and entertainment, and
even retrieve addresses and phone numbers for any
listed location.
The included USB Interface Cable or an optional PC
interface cable (with a serial connector) is used to
transfer MapSource CD-ROM data to the MicroSD
card.
Mad data transfer requires the USB Interface Cable
provided with the unit to transfer MapSource data
from a PC to the MicroSD card when installed in
the GPSMAP 76CSx. Inserting the MicroSD card in
a standard SD card adapter and using a card reader
allows for faster data transfer time.
See the Garmin Web site (http://www.garmin.com/
cartography/) for compatible MapSource products.
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BASIC OPERATION > CREATING AND USING WAYPOINTS
BASIC OPERATION
This section explains some of the more common
operations you will perform with your GPSMAP
76CSx including creating and using waypoints, tracks,
and routes using the Find Menu.
Creating and Using Waypoints
Waypoints are locations or landmarks you record and
store in your GPS. They are locations you might want
to return to later. You can add waypoints to routes and
even create a Go To directly to the selected waypoint.
Waypoints can be created using three methods.
You can press the ENTER/MARK key while at a
location, create a waypoint on the Map Page, or enter
coordinates for a waypoint manually.
Marking Your Current Location
Use the ENTER/MARK key to quickly capture your
current location to create a new waypoint. You must
have a valid position (2D or 3D) x to mark your
current location.
To mark your current location:
1. Press and hold the ENTER/MARK key until
the Mark Waypoint Page appears. A default
three-digit name and symbol are assigned to
the new waypoint.
Mark Waypoint Page
Waypoint
name
Waypoint
symbol
2. To accept the waypoint with the default
information, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
To change any information on the Mark
Waypoint Page, highlight the appropriate eld,
and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad. After entering and conrming your
changes, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
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BASIC OPERATION > CREATING AND USING WAYPOINTS
Creating Waypoints Using the Map
You can quickly create a waypoint using the
Map Page. When you pan the map and move the
pointer over a map item, you will see a highlighted
description of the item.
To create a waypoint using the Map Page:
1. On the Map Page, use the ROCKER to move
the pointer to the map item you want to mark
as a waypoint.
2. Press and quickly release ENTER/MARK
to capture the pointer location and open the
information page for the map item.
3. Highlight Save, and press ENTER.
If the selected map item contains no
information, a No map information at this
point. Do you want to create a user waypoint
here? message appears. Highlight Yes, and
press ENTER.
4. To change any information on the Waypoint
Page, highlight the appropriate eld, and
press ENTER to open the on-screen keypad.
After entering and conrming your changes,
highlight OK, and press ENTER.
Information page for a
map point with data
Information page for a
map point without data
Creating a Waypoint Using Coordinates
You can manually enter location coordinates to
create a waypoint. This method is useful for creating
a waypoint at a specic latitude/longitude position
when using a chart.
To create a new waypoint by entering
location coordinates:
1. Create a new waypoint.
2. On the Waypoint Page, highlight the Location
eld, and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad.
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BASIC OPERATION > CREATING AND USING WAYPOINTS
3. Use the ROCKER to enter location
coordinates. Highlight OK, and press ENTER
when nished.
Manually
enter waypoint
coordinates
4. Press QUIT to exit.
Editing Waypoints
You can edit waypoints when created or at a later
date. You can change the symbol, name, note,
location, elevation, and depth.
To edit a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint you want to edit, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Make changes by highlighting each eld
and use the waypoint symbol chart, and
alphanumeric keypad to enter new data.
5. Press QUIT when nished.
Deleting Waypoints
You can delete waypoints from the Waypoint Page.
NOTE: When you delete a waypoint, you cannot
recover it from the unit.
To delete a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint you want to delete, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Highlight the Delete button, and press ENTER.
A conrmation message appears.
5. Highlight Yes, and press ENTER to delete the
waypoint.
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BASIC OPERATION > CREATING AND USING WAYPOINTS
To move a waypoint on the Map Page:
1. On the Find Menu, Highlight the Waypoints
icon, and press ENTER to open the Waypoints
Page.
2. Select the waypoint you want to move, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
3. Highlight the Map button, and press ENTER to
show the waypoint on the map.
4. Press ENTER again to place a MOVE marker
next to the waypoint.
5. Use the ROCKER to move the waypoint to a
new location on the map, and press ENTER.
Original
location
New
location
Moving a waypoint
Averaging the Waypoints Location
You can average a new waypoint location over time to
produce a more accurate location.
NOTE: You must have a GPS Satellite x before
you can average a waypoints location.
To calculate the average location:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint for which you want to
calculate the average location, and press
ENTER.
4. Press MENU to open Options Menu
5. Highlight Average Location, and press
ENTER to open the Average Location Page.
The unit begins calculating the average
location of the waypoint.
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Waypoint
Options menu
6. Press ENTER to save the location.
Projecting a Waypoint
You can create a new waypoint by projecting the
distance and bearing from a specic location to a new
location.
To project a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint you want to project, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Press MENU to open the Options menu.
5. Select Project Waypoint, and press ENTER
to open the Project Waypoint Page.
6. Enter the distance and bearing to the projected
waypoint in the appropriate elds at the bottom
of the page, and press QUIT when nished.
Project Waypoint
Page
Projected
waypoint on the
map
Enter
bearing
and
distance
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Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to dene an alarm
circle around a waypoint.
Proximity
icon
Empty line
Proximity
Alarms
check box
Radius
eld
To add a proximity waypoint
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Proximity icon, and press
ENTER to open the Proximity Waypoints
Page.
3. Highlight an empty line, and press ENTER to
open the Find Menu.
4. Select a waypoint from the Waypoints List or
from any other group of map points, and press
ENTER to open the information page for the
item.
5. With the Use button highlighted, press ENTER
to add the point to the list on the Proximity
Waypoints Page.
6. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Radius eld
if you want to enter a value different than the
default of 1 mile.
To turn proximity alarms on or off:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Proximity icon and press ENTER
to open the Proximity Waypoints Page.
3. Highlight the Proximity Alarms check box,
and press ENTER to initiate the alarm feature.
As you approach a proximity waypoint, a tone
sounds and a Near Proximity Point message
appears. When you move outside the set
radius, a Leaving Proximity Point message is
shown.
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To clear one or all proximity waypoints
from the list:
To remove or review a single entry, press
ENTER.
Or
To remove all waypoints from the list, press
MENU, highlight Remove All, and press
ENTER.
Man OverBoard (MOB)
Another method for creating a waypoint is the Man
Overboard (MOB) feature. Typically an application
for marking a location on water where you cannot
stop quickly and must return to a point where there
are no landmarks for reference.
To create a waypoint using the MOB
feature:
1. Press and hold the FIND/MOB key to mark the
MOB waypoint.
2. Press ENTER to open the Map Page showing
the path from your current location to the MOB
point. Use the Compass Page for additional
guidance to the MOB point.
Using the Find Menu
Use the Find Menu to search for waypoints, cities,
and exits included in the GPSMAP 76CSx basemap.
You can also nd saved waypoint and geocache
points. Additional icons appear depending on the
optional BlueChart or MapSource data loaded to the
unit. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
Waypoint Options
Menu
Cities Options Menu
Find Menu with optional
MapSource data
When you access a Find list, it contains only those
items near your current location or the pointer (if
active).
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The options menu for each category contains a
submenu of search options such as Find By Name,
Find Nearest, Select Symbol (for waypoints), Change
Reference (by moving the pointer to a new location),
Nearest Containing (a keyword you enter), Select
Category (for those groups such as Food & Drink, and
Lodging). Use these options to shorten your search.
Find By Name
If you know the name of the location you want to nd,
use the Find By Name option.
To nd a location using Find By Name:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the icon for the
type of item for which you want to search, and
press ENTER.
Or
To search the entire database, select the All
Points of Interest icon, and press ENTER.
3. Press MENU, highlight Find By Name, and
press ENTER.
4. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to operate
the on-screen keypad and enter the name of
the location you want to nd. When the Find
list contains a match, highlight OK and press
ENTER.
Find By
Name
On-screen
keypad
5. Highlight the location in the Find list, and press
ENTER. The items information page opens,
allowing you to save the item as a waypoint,
show the item on the map, or automatically
create a route (Go To) the item.
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Recent Finds
The Recent Finds Page shows a list of the last 50
items you have searched for or gone to recently.
To go to a recently found item:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Press FIND again or highlight the Recent
Finds icon and press ENTER to open the
Recent Finds Page.
List of
recently
found items
Recent
Finds icon
3. Use the ROCKER to select the item you want
to go to, and press ENTER to open the items
information page.
4. Highlight Go To, and press ENTER to begin
navigation.
Using the Find Information Page
When you select an item from the Find List and
press ENTER, an information page shows detailed
information about the item. Each information page
contains three on-screen buttons. Different buttons
appear depending on whether you are selecting an
item to navigate to or adding an item.
Find Information Page Options Menu
The Options Menu for each information page contains
options for using a Find item as a tool for navigation.
To use the Options Menu:
1. With an information page open for a Find item,
press MENU to open the Options Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to select an option, and
press ENTER:
Average Locationsamples a waypoint location
over time and averages the result for a more accurate
location reference. See page 13 for more information.
Project Waypointcreate a new waypoint by
entering bearing and distance from a reference
location. See page 14 for more information.
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Find Near Herereturns you to the Find Menu
where you can search for map items near the item
dened on the information page.
Change Referencepoint to a new location on the
Map Page using the pointer.
Set Proximityprogram an alarm to sound when you
are within a specied radius of an item. See page 15
for more information.
Add To Routeinclude this item on a new route or
add it to an existing route. See Creating and Using
Routes on page 31 for more information.
View Sun and Moonview Sun and Moon tables for
this item location. See page 85 for more information.
View Hunt and Fishview Hunt and Fish tables for
this item location. See page 86 for more information.
Map Informationshow the map from which
the map item originated. See the Appendix for
information about downloading detailed maps.
To nd an item near another item:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Select an icon on the Find Menu, and press
ENTER.
3. Highlight an item in the Find list, and press
ENTER to open the information page.
4. Press MENU to open the Options Menu,
Highlight Find Near Here, and press ENTER.
The Find Menu opens again with each
category containing items near the item
selected on the information page.
5. Select a category icon and press ENTER to
open a Find list of items near the item.
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To nd an item from another location on
the map:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Select an icon on the Find Menu, and press
ENTER.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu,
Highlight Change Reference, and press
ENTER. The Map Page appears.
4. Use the ROCKER to pan the arrow (pointer) to
the map location you want, and press ENTER.
The Find list shows a list of items near the new
map location.
Finding a Waypoint
The Waypoints Page contains a list of all saved
waypoints. Waypoints are stored in alphanumeric
order and are also identied by a symbol assigned
from a list of symbol types.
To nd a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Use the ROCKER to select a waypoint, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
Waypoints
icon
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Finding a Geocache
Use the Geocache icon to view the list of geocache
locations created using your GPSMAP 76CSx
or downloaded from your computer. A geocache
location is a waypoint with a special geocache symbol
assigned to give special signicance and to allow it
to be separated from others on the waypoints list. For
more information on creating a geocache point, see
Geocache Setup instructions on page 71 and
www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap76csx/.
To nd a geocache:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Geocache icon, and press
ENTER to open the Geocache Page. You can
view found geocaches or those that have not
been found.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a geocache
on the list, and press ENTER to open the
information page.
4. Highlight the Go To button and press ENTER
to navigate to the geocache location. When
you navigate to a geocache, the Compass
Page changes to Geocache Navigation
mode and any additional information about
downloaded cache location is shown in the
comment eld.
When a geocache is found, the unit will mark the
cache as found, log an entry into the calendar, and
provide an option that, when activated, will show the
nearest cache.
Finding a City
Use the Cities icon on the Find Menu to nd any city
listed in the mapping database (either in the basemap
or from downloaded detailed mapping data).
To nd a city:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Cities icon, and press ENTER
The Cities Page shows a list of cities near your
current location.
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3. Select a city from the list and press ENTER to
open the information page for the selected city.
Or
If the city you want is not listed, press MENU,
select a search method, and press ENTER.
Finding an Interstate Exit
Use the Exits icon on the Find Menu to nd an
interstate exit.
To nd an interstate exit:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Exits icon, and press ENTER.
The Exits Page shows a list of interstate exits
near your location.
3. Use the ROCKER to select an exit, and
press ENTER to open the information page.
This page contains the exit description, a
list of available services near the exit, and
the distance and bearing from the exit to the
highlighted service.
4. Select a service from the list, and press
ENTER to open the information page for the
selected service.
5. Select Save, Map, or Go To from the bottom
of the page.
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To nd an address:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Addresses icon, and press
ENTER to open the Addresses Page.
If your unit has a GPS x, the <Enter Region>
eld is populated with your current region.
You do not have to specify a city in the <Enter
City>, as the database has information for the
entire region. However, you can select a city
if you want to reduce the possible number of
address matches.
In place of a city, you can use extended postal
codes in select European areas.
Addresses Page
Addresses
icon
3. Highlight the <Enter Number> eld, and press
ENTER.
4. Type the street number using the on-screen
keypad. When nished, highlight OK and press
ENTER again.
5. Highlight the <Enter Street Name> eld, and
press ENTER. The street list opens.
6. Use the on-screen keypad to enter enough
of the street name to show a match. When
nished, highlight OK, and press ENTER. A list
of matches appears.
7. Select the address you want, and press
ENTER to open the Address information page.
Matching
addresses
Information
page
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Finding an Intersection
If you downloaded detailed mapping data, use the
Intersections icon on the Find Menu to search for
an intersection. When you enter the two street names
and a city, the nd feature matches that data with
intersections in the map database.
To nd an intersection:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Intersections icon, and press
ENTER to open the Intersections Page.
3. If your unit has a GPS x, the <Enter Region>
eld is populated with your current region.
You do not have to specify a city in the <Enter
City>, as the database has information for the
entire region. However, you can select a city
if you want to reduce the possible number of
intersection matches.
4. Highlight the <Enter Street 1> eld, and press
ENTER.
5. Type the street name using the on-screen
keypad. When nished, highlight OK, and
press ENTER again.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter a street name
in the <Enter Street 2> eld. When nished, a
list of matches appears below.
7. Select an intersection, and press ENTER to
open the information page.
Intersection
information page
List of matching
intersections
Searching for a Point of Interest
If you downloaded MapSource detailed mapping,
you can use the All Points of Interest icon on the
Find Menu to locate items such as nearby restaurants,
lodging, landmark, and public building.
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To nd a point of interest:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the All Points of Interest icon, and
press ENTER to show a list of all points near
your current location.
3. Highlight an item in the list, and press ENTER
to open the information page for the item.
Or
Press MENU to open the Options Menu where
you can select options to help you narrow your
search.
Narrow search
criteria using the
Options Menu
4. Highlight the item you want from the list, and
press ENTER to open the information page for
the selected item.
If you are searching for a restaurant that is part of
a national chain, only the restaurant nearest to your
location is shown when you search using the Find
Nearest option. If you search using the By Name
option, all of the locations for that chain in the
mapping database are shown with the closest to your
current location listed rst.
Custom Points of Interest
You can create your own category for points of
interest by using the Garmin POI Loader utility
available from the Garmin Web site
www.garmin.com/products/poiloader/.
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Using Tracks
The Tracks feature creates an electronic bread crumb
trail or track log on the Map Page as you travel. The
track log contains information about points along its
path, including time, location, elevation, and depth
(depth requires NMEA input, see page 92) for each
point.
The track log starts recording as soon as the unit gets
a location x. The percentage of memory used by the
current track log appears at the top of the Tracks Page.
Tracks Page
Percentage
of memory
used
List of
saved
tracks
To clear the track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page
3. Highlight the Clear button, and press ENTER.
A conrmation message appears.
4. Highlight OK, and press ENTER.
To set up a track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3. Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER
to open the Track Log Setup Page.
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Wrap When Fullwhen selected, the track log
records over the oldest data with new data.
Record MethodDistance records track points after
a specied distance is traveled. Time creates track
points after a specied time has elapsed. Auto allows
you choose from ve intervals.
Intervalrecords a track according to the Record
Method and Interval. Enter a specic distance, time,
or frequency.
Colorselect the color of the active track on the
map.
To save the entire track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3 Highlight the Save button and press ENTER.
A message appears asking you if you want to
save the entire track.
4. Select Yes, and press ENTER to save the
track. A Saving Track message appears
followed by the Saved Track Page.
Track
name
Track
distance
Track
color
Calculated
area
Saved Track Page
Use the Saved Track page to rename the track, view
the track distance and calculated area, and specify a
color for the track on the Map Page
To save a portion of the track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3. Highlight the Save button and press ENTER,
a message appears asking you if you want to
save the entire track.
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4. Select No, and press ENTER to save only a
portion of the track log. A map showing the
entire track appears
5. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the
point on the track line that you want to be the
beginning point, and press ENTER.
6. Use the ROCKER to move the arrow to the
point on the track line that you want to be the
ending point, and press ENTER. A Saving
Track message appears followed by the
Saved Track Page.
7. With OK highlighted, press ENTER.
To view a track on the map:
On the Saved Track Page, select the Map
button, and press ENTER to open the Map
Page. A map showing the entire track appears.
Begin and End markers and user waypoints
are added to the track.
Use the Area Calculation option on the Options Menu
to calculate the area of a track.
To calculate the area of a track:
1. With the Track Log Page open and the Track
Log on, press MENU to open the Options
Menu.
Saved track on the Map
Page
2. Highlight Area Calculation, and press ENTER
to open the Area Calculation Page.
3. Press ENTER to start the area calculation.
As you begin to move and dene the areas
boundaries, a Stop button appears at the
bottom of the page.
4. When nished dening the area, press ENTER
to open the page with a Save button.
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Start calculation Save calculated
track
5. Press ENTER to save the new track to the
Saved Tracks list on the Tracks Page.
Track Proles
After save a track, you have a record of the path you
traveled and altitude prole.
NOTE: This option is available only if Garmin
MapSource U.S. Topo 24K map data is used.
To view a track prole:
1. Open the Saved Track Page, and press
MENU.
2. Highlight Prole, and press ENTER to view
the Track Prole.
Begin
marker
End
marker
Track Prole Page
Elevation
Distance
from Begin
and End
points
The beginning of the track is marked by a
ag. You can scroll across the track prole by
pressing left on the ROCKER.
As you scroll across the prole, the elevation
for each point on the prole is shown at the
top of the page and the distance from the
Begin point and the End point are shown at the
bottom.
3. At any point along the prole, you can press
ENTER to show that point on the map.
4. Press MENU to use Zoom Ranges and Hide
Symbols options.
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A Track Elevation Prole can also be created from
Digital Elevation Models (DEM) maps (MapSource
U.S. Topo 24K), which include elevation data
contained in the map. When these types of maps are
available, a Use Map Data - Use Track Data option
menu appears when you select Prole.
Navigating a Saved Track
You can save your track log to use later as a
TracBack

. When initiated, a TracBack route takes


you back to the stored track log point you select.
To Use the TracBack feature:
1. With the Saved Tracks Page for the track or
the Track Log open, highlight the TracBack
button, and press ENTER to open the
TracBack Page. A map showing the entire
track appears and you are prompted to select
the point you want to TracBack to.
2. Use ROCKER to move the pointer to the
point on the map, and press ENTER to start
navigating the TracBack.
3. Select either Follow Road to route back to
the selected point using available roadways,
or select Follow Track to retrace your original
path of travel. Highlight the Dont Ask Again
option, and press ENTER if you want to use
the same option each time you use TracBack.
The Map Page opens, with directions to the
rst turn on the track at the top of the page.
Move in the direction of the rst turn. When
you reach the rst turn, directions to the next
turn are shown, and so on, until you reach
your destination.
4. To stop the TracBack, press MENU, and select
Stop Navigation.
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Creating and Using Routes
Route navigation allows you to create a sequence of
intermediate waypoints that lead you to your nal
destination. The GPSMAP 76CSx lets you store 50
routes with up to 250 points each.
Creating a Route
You can create or modify a route using the Routes
Page, and you can add waypoints to a route from
the Find Menu. You can create more complex routes
using a PC and MapSource mapping programs and
then transfer them to the unit memory. Auto-Routes,
which are generated when you select Go To for a
Find item, map item, or waypoint, cannot be saved.
Saved routes with more than 50 waypoints cannot be
navigated using the Follow Roads option.
To create a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Use ROCKER to highlight the New button, and
press ENTER to open the Route Page.
4. With the <Select Next Point> eld highlighted,
press ENTER to open the Find Menu.
Setting up a route
Routes
icon
5. Use the Find Menu to select a route waypoint
from one of the Find Menu groups and open
the information page for the selected waypoint,
city, exit, point of interest, and so on.
6. Highlight the Use button, and press ENTER to
add it to the route.
7. To add more points to the route, repeat steps 4
to 6. You can rename the route if you want.
8. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER to begin navigating.
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Navigating a Route
After you create a route, you can begin navigation
immediately or save it to the Saved Routes list.
To navigate a saved route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Highlight a saved route, and press ENTER to
open the Route Page.
4. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER.
5. Select Follow Road or Off Road from the
prompt.
6. To stop navigating, press MENU, select Stop
Navigation, and press ENTER.
When navigating a route, a guidance message and
graphic view of turns in the route appear as you
approach each one. Using the Follow Roads option on
the Routing Setup Page increases the number of turns
and shows an Active Route Page with a list of turns.
If you selected the Off Road option you can view
only the list of points for a route from the Active
Route Page. See Routing Setup on page 70.
To preview the turns for an active route:
1. On the Routes Page, highlight a saved route,
and press ENTER to open the Route Page for
the selected route.
2. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER to begin navigation and show the route
on the Map Page.
Route on the Map
Page
Route Page
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3. To view the list of turns on the route, press
PAGE to open the Active Route Page. To view
an individual turn on the list, use the ROCKER
to highlight it, and press ENTER.
The Turn Preview Page shows the turn and
guidance text and a small eld at the bottom
showing the turn number in sequence and total
turns in the route.
Active Route Page
when following
roads
Turn Preview
Page
4. To scroll through all turn previews, press up or
down on the ROCKER. Press QUIT close the
Turn Preview Page and return to the Active
Route Page.
Editing a Route
After you create a route, use the Route Page to edit,
change the route name, and review route points.
To change the name of the route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Select a saved route, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight the route name eld at the top of the
Route Page, and press ENTER.
Enter a
new route
name
Route Page
5. Use the ROCKER to operate the on-screen
keypad and edit the route name.
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To review individual route points:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Select a saved route, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight a point on the Route Page, and press
ENTER to open an options menu.
5. Highlight Review and press ENTER to open
the information page for the route point.
Route point
review
options
Information page
6. Select Save (save the point as a waypoint),
Map (show the point on the Map Page), or Go
To (navigate to the point), and press ENTER.
To delete a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
4. Highlight Delete All Routes, and press
ENTER to clear the list of saved routes. A
conrmation message appears, asking Do
you really want to delete all routes? Select
Yes, and press ENTER.
To select the off-road transition for a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
4. Select Off Road Transition, and press
ENTER to open the Off Route Transition Page.
5. Highlight the Route Leg Transition eld, and
press ENTER to view the list of options.
6. Select the method to use (Manual or
Distance) when advancing the route to the
next point.
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Route leg
transition
options
Select Distance to enter a radius so that when you are
within the entered distance, the GPSMAP 76CSx will
lead you to the next point on your route.
Select Manual to transition to the next waypoint
anytime while navigating a route.
Using the Route Page Options
The Route Page shows all points stored in memory for
the route selected on the Routes Page. Press MENU
to open the Route Page Options Menu.
Remove Allremoves all waypoints from the saved
route.
Reverse Routereverses the order of the route
points in the saved route.
Prolecreates a vertical prole of the route.
NOTE: This option is available only if Garmin
MapSource U.S. Topo 24K map data is used.
Copy Routemakes a copy of the saved route with
the same name, followed by a number.
Delete Routedeletes the saved route.
Change Data Fieldsselect different values for the
two data elds at the bottom of the page. See page 54
for more information.
Restore Defaultsrestore route settings to the
factory default settings.
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MAIN PAGES > OVERVIEW
MAIN PAGES
The GPSMAP 76CSx has six main pages: Satellite Page, Trip Computer Page, Map Page, Compass Page,
Altimeter Page, and the Main Menu. You can cycle through these pages by pressing the PAGE key to move
forward or pressing the QUIT key to reverse. Additional pages can be added using the Page Sequence option on
the Main Menu. An Active Route Page appears when you are actively navigating.
Each page has an Options Menu, which contains the setup options and functions that apply to the page. To view
the Options Menu for a page, press MENU.
Satellite Page Trip Computer
Page
Map Page Compass Page Altimeter Page
Satellite Page
Options Menu
Trip Computer
Page Options
Menu
Map Page
Options Menu
Compass Page
Options Menu
Altimeter Page
Options Menu
Main Menu
No Options
Available for the
Main Menu
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MAIN PAGES > SATELLITE PAGE
Satellite Page
The Satellite Page shows the receiver status, satellite
locations, satellite signal strength, and the receivers
current location when the unit receives signals from at
least three satellites.
Heading bug
indicates your
direction of
movement
Satellite
signal
strength
Location
Receiver
status
Satellite Page
Satellite
location
Using the Satellite Page Options Menu
Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Use With GPS Off/Onenables you to turn the GPS
receiver on or off.
Track Up/North Upindicates whether satellites are
shown with the rings oriented with North toward the
top of the screen or your current track toward the top
of the screen.
Multicolor/Single Colorindicates whether each
satellite is shown in a different color or the same
color.
New Locationuse if you have moved the unit more
than 600 miles and you are having trouble locking
onto satellite signals.
GPS Elevationshows your current GPS elevation.
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MAIN PAGES > MAP PAGE
Map Page
The GPSMAP 76CSx comes with a built-in basemap
that includes a database of cities, interstates, state and
county highways, exit information, and lake and river
outlines. The standard basemap can be enhanced with
MapSource or BlueChart data.
Two map operating modes, position mode and pan
mode, determine what cartography is shown on
the map. Position mode pans the map to keep your
present location in the screen area. The position
marker shows your travel on the Map Page. When
you press the ROCKER, the GPSMAP 76CSx enters
pan mode, which moves the map to keep the white
arrow (map pointer) within the screen area.
When you are in pan mode, you can move the map
pointer about the page to highlight and identify map
items. If there is more than one map item under the
pointer, a list appears with the item selected on the
map and highlighted on the list.
You can add and congure up to four optional data
elds to the top of the page to provide a variety of
travel and navigational information.
To show data elds on the Map Page:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Data Field, and press ENTER. The
Show sub-menu appears.
3. Select the number of data elds you want to
show on the Map Page, and press ENTER.
Data elds
Show sub-menu
Map Page with data elds
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To change a data eld:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER. The rst data eld is highlighted.
3. Press ENTER to open the list of data eld
options.
Data eld
options
4. Use the ROCKER to select an option, and
press ENTER.
5. Use the ROCKER to move to the next eld
and repeat steps 3 and 4.
For an explanation of each data eld option, see
page 98 in the Appendix.
Using Additional Map Data
Optional Map Source CD-ROMs enhance the
versatility of your GPSMAP 76CSx. With MapSource
CD-ROMs, you can view listings such as nearby
restaurants, lodging, shopping centers, attractions,
and entertainment, and you can retrieve addresses and
phone numbers for any listed location. With additional
BlueChart data, you can access information such as
marine navaids, wrecks, obstructions, and anchorage
locations.
You can view the data currently loaded on your
GPSMAP 76CSx unit and MicoSD card.
To review map information:
1. On the Map Page, press MENU.
2. Highlight Setup Map, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to select the Map Setup-
information page. The list of maps stored on
the MicroSD card appears. A check mark
indicates the map is shown on the Map Page.
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Changing the Zoom Range
You can change the Zoom Range on the Map Page to
view a smaller area in greater detail or view a larger
area with less detail. Press IN to decrease the Zoom
Range and show an area with greater detail; press
OUT to increase the Zoom Range and show a larger
area with less detail.
Zoom in Zoom out
The current Zoom Range setting is shown in the
lower left corner of the Map Page. If no further map
information is available, overzoom appears under
the Zoom Range When using MapSource detailed
maps, mapsource appears below the scale.
Map zoom
ranges
Map Orientation
There are two map orientation options. North Up
orients the map like a paper map. Track Up orients the
map in the direction of travel. When using Track Up,
the North arrow indicates the orientation.
Map Page Options
Use the Map Page Options Menu to customize the
Map Page. With the Map Page open, press MENU. To
select an option, highlight it, and press ENTER.
The following options are available:
Stop (Resume) Navigationstops navigation and is
disabled when there is no active navigation.
Recalculaterecalculates a route and is disabled
when there is no active navigation.
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Data Fieldsopens the Show sub menu so you can
select the number of data elds to show at the top of
the Map Page. Map Only, 2, 3, or 4 data elds.
Change Data Fieldsallows you to select the type of
data you want to show in the data elds. This option is
available only if 2, 3, or 4 data elds is selected.
Guidance Textshows messages on the screen
advising you of your next navigation move when
navigating to a destination.
Setup Mapaccess to six pages of Map settings so
you can customize the map to your preferences.
Measure Distance (Stop Measuring)Measures
the distance from your current location to the map
pointer.
Turn Declutter On (Off)eliminates items on the
map that can block road details when the map is
zoomed out.
Restore Defaultsreturns the map to the factory set
map defaults.
Guidance Text
When navigating, guidance text above the map.
Guidance text
To show guidance text:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Guidance Text, and press ENTER.
The Guidance Text sub-menu opens.
3. Select an option (Always Show, Never
Show, or Show When Navigating), and press
ENTER.
If you select Always Show a guidance message
always appears whether or not you are navigating.
If you select Show When Navigating, a guidance
message shows until you select Stop Navigation from
the Options Menu.
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Setting up the Map Page
Use the Setup Map option to adjust how items are
shown on the Map Page.
To customize the Map Page:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Setup Map, and press ENTER to
open the Map Setup Page. The top of the page
contains icons for each setup page.
3. Use the ROCKER to move from icon to icon
when selecting a map setup page and to move
up and down the feature elds on each page.
General
Tracks
Points
Text
Information
Marine
4. With a Map Setup feature highlighted, press
ENTER to show the list of options for that
feature. Each map setup page has a sub menu
of general options. To access this menu, press
MENU with the page on the screen.
Map SetupGeneral Page
The Map SetupGeneral Page contains the settings
for Orientation, Below, Auto Zoom, Detail, and Lock
On Road.
Map Setup General Page
Orientationselect how the map is shown. North Up
always shows north at the top of the page. Track Up
shows your current track toward the top of the page.
Belowset the map scale at which the Track Up
feature shown, all scales above that revert to the North
Up map orientation.
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Auto Zoomzoom the map scale to include the
beginning and ending points of the current route
segment.
Detailselect the degree of map detail shown.
Lock On Roadyou can lock the position marker to
show on the nearest road, compensating for variances
in map position accuracy.
Map SetupTracks Page
The Map SetupTracks Page contains settings for
Saved Tracks, Track Log, Track Points, and the Go To
Line.
Map Setup Tracks Page
Saved Tracksset the maximum zoom range at
which saved tracks are shown on the map.
Track Logset the maximum zoom range at which
active track logs are shown.
Track Pointsset the maximum number of track
points used to record a track.
Go to Lineselect either a bearing or course line for
navigating to a point in an off road Go to.
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Map SetupPoints Page
The Map SetupPoints Page to set the map scale at
which Map Points, User Waypoints, Street Label,
and Land Cover appear on the Map Page. Select
Auto, Off, or from 20 ft to 800 mi.
Map Setup Points Page
Map SetupText Page
Use the Map SetupText Page to select the text size
for descriptions of map items on the Map Page. You
can select from Small, Medium, or Large.
Map Setup Text Page
Map SetupInformation Page
The Map SetupText Page shows a list of
downloaded detailed maps such as topographic,
marine charts, and MapSource maps with auto-routing
capability. Use ROCKER to highlight a map and
press ENTER to show it on the map screen or turn it
off.
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Map Setup Information Page
Press MENU to view the list of options for showing
maps.
Map SetupMarine Page
Use the Map SetupMarine Page to customize
settings for marine colors, spot soundings, light
sectors, and symbol sets when using downloaded
marine charts MapSource BlueChart marine mapping
data.
Map Setup Marine Page
Marine Colorstoggles marine colors on or off on
the Map Page.
Spot Soundingstoggles spot soundings on or off on
the Map Page.
Light Sectorscontrols the display of lighted
navigation aids.
Symbol Setselect the symbol set to use (Auto,
GARMIN, NOAA, International).
Measuring Distance
You can measure the distance between two map items.
To measure distance between two points:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Measure Distance, and press
ENTER. An on-screen arrow appears on the
map at your current location with REF below it.
3. Move the arrow to the reference point (the
starting point you want to measure from),
and press ENTER. A push pin icon marks the
starting point on the map.
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4. Move the arrow to the point you want to
measure to. The distance between the two
points is shown in the upper-right corner of the
Map Page.
5. Press QUIT to cancel.
Push pin
indicating the
beginning
point of the
measurement
End point of
measurement
labeled REF
Measured
distance
Turning Declutter On or Off
You can remove unwanted items from the Map Page
(declutter the screen) such as map item titles and
icons. This is useful when the map is zoomed to a
scale that is partially obscured by titles and icons that
remain the same size regardless of the map scale.
To turn declutter on or off:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
menu.
2. Highlight Turn Declutter On, and press
ENTER.
3. To turn Declutter off, press MENU, select Turn
Declutter Off, and press ENTER.
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Map with
Declutter off
Map with
Declutter on
Restoring Defaults
Use the Restore Defaults option to return the map
settings to factory settings.
Compass Page
During active navigation, the Compass Page guides
you to your destination with a graphic compass and a
bearing pointer.
Compass Page
The Compass
Ring moves to
indicate North
Orientation.
Bearing
Pointer
When navigating, the Compass Page provides
navigation data and directions. It uses a graphic
compass ring, a bearing/course pointer, and digital
data elds to show information, such as current speed,
distance to the next point on the route, and estimated
arrival time.
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The rotating compass ring indicates the direction you
are heading. The Bearing/Course Pointer indicates
the direction (bearing) to your destination, relative
to your current heading direction. The compass ring
and bearing pointer work independently to show
your direction of movement and the direction to your
destination. You can choose a Bearing Pointer or
Course Pointer for guidance.
Course Pointer
Bearing Pointer
Scale
The Course Pointer
indicates your
course of travel and
the distance you
drift off course.
The Bearing
Pointer always
indicates the
direction of your
destination.
The compass ring is an electronic compass that
functions like a magnetic compass when you are
stationary. When you are moving and reach a pre-set
speed, it uses data from the GPS receiver to maintain
your heading. When you stop (after a pre-set time), it
again operates like a magnetic compass. The compass
ring is especially helpful when using a paper map
or chart in conjunction with your GPSMAP 76CSx
for navigation. When the electronic compass is on, a
compass icon appears in the status bar.
Using the Electronic Compass
When you manually turn the electronic compass
off, it stays off until you manually turn it on again.
However, sometimes when you turn the electronic
compass on, the GPSMAP 76CSx overrides the
compass and uses the GPS receiver to track your
heading. You can customize the criteria for switching
between the electronic compass and the GPS.
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To turn the electronic compass on or off:
1. Press and hold the PAGE key to turn the
electronic compass on or off. The Compass
icon appears in the status bar when the
electronic compass is on. When you are not
using the electronic compass, turn it off to
conserve batteries. When it is turned off, the
unit uses the GPS receiver for navigation.
2. Hold the GPSMAP 76CSx level to get an
accurate electronic compass reading. A Hold
Level message appears if you are not holding
the electronic compass correctly, or if it is
not calibrated. (See the following page for
calibration instructions.)
Setting the speed and time for Compass
Auto On/Off:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight Setup, and press ENTER to open
the Setup Menu.
3. Highlight the Heading icon, and press ENTER
to open the Heading Setup Page.
4. Highlight the Switch to compass heading
when below eld, and press ENTER.
Heading Setup Page
Speed
setting
Time delay
options
5. Use the numeric keypad to enter a speed.
6. Highlight the for more than eld, and press
ENTER to set the time delay from the time
options list.
Calibrating the Electronic Compass
When you rst use the GPSMAP 76CSx or after
you install new batteries, you have to calibrate the
electronic compass outdoors. The accuracy of the
electronic compass is adversely affected if the unit
is not held level or you are near objects that generate
magnetic elds, such as cars or buildings.
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To calibrate the electronic compass:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu
2. Highlight Calibrate Compass, and press
ENTER to open the Calibration Page.
3. With the Start button highlighted, press
ENTER, and follow on-screen directions for
holding and turning the unit.
A message appears notifying you to adjust
your turning speed as needed. Hold the unit
level while turning.
A Calibration Successful message appears
when nished.
If a Calibration Failed message appears,
repeat the process.
4. Press ENTER to return to the Compass Page.
Compass Page Options
Use the options menu to customize the Compass
Page. With the Compass Page open, press MENU. To
select an option, highlight it, and press ENTER.
Compass Page
Options Menu
The following options are available:
Sight N Goaligns the pointer with the sighting
mark (on the case above the screen) and the
destination you can see in the distance.
Stop (Resume) Navigationstops or starts
navigation to your destination. This option is not
available if you do not have an active go to or route.
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Recalculaterecalculates your route based on your
current position. This option is not available if you do
not have an active go to or route.
Course (Bearing) Pointerwork independently
of each other, one indicating the direction to your
destination and the other, your relationship to a course
line leading to the destination.
Data Fieldsallows you to select the number of data
elds that appear on the Compass Page.
Change Data Fieldsallows you to select the type of
data you want to show in the data elds. See page 54
for more information.
Calibrate Compassallows you to calibrate the
electronic compass.
Restore Defaultsrestores the default settings for
the Compass Page.
Sight N Go Navigation
Sight N Go allows you to set a course to a point you
see in the distance.
To use Sight N Go to navigate:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Sight N Go, and press ENTER to
start the Sight N Go feature. The compass
ring with pointer is in-line with the sighting
mark on the case.
3. Hold the unit at eye level and line up the two
sighting marks with the distant object. Press
ENTER to lock direction. The Sighting Page
opens.
Sighting Page
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4. Highlight Set Course, and press ENTER to
open the Compass Page.
5. Begin traveling to your destination on a course
line using the Course or Bearing Pointer as a
guide.
To stop navigation:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
menu.
2. Highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER
to stop navigating.
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing
Pointer
The Bearing Pointer and Course Pointer work
independently of each other. One indicates the
direction to your destination, and the other indicates
your relationship to a course line leading to the
destination.
If the Bearing Pointer arrow is pointing straight
up, for example, you are going directly to your
destination. If it points any direction other than up,
turn toward that direction until the arrow is pointing
up and then continue in that direction. The Bearing
Pointer always points to the destination, regardless of
the direction you are moving.
The Bearing Pointer always indicates the direction
to your destination from your current location.
The Course Pointer points in the direction of your
destination, and you drift away from the line of travel
from your original location to your destination, the
Course Deviation Indicator (arrow with horizontal
dotted line) provides graphic indication of drift (right
or left) according to the scale shown at the edge of the
compass ring. Move to the right or left to get back on
course. This is most efcient if you are navigating on
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water or where no major obstacles are in your path.
It also helps you avoid hazards to either side of the
course such as shoals or submerged rocks.
The Course Pointer indicates your course of travel from
your original location and the distance off course.
0.25
mi
Scale
To select the Course Pointer or the Bearing
Pointer:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu. The Bearing Pointer is the
factory default. When the Bearing Pointer
option is shown, the Course Pointer is active
and vice versa.
2. Highlight the Bearing or Course Pointer option,
and press ENTER to start.
Data Fields
You can show three or four data elds on the Compass
Page.
3 Data Fields 4 Data Fields
To show data elds on the Compass Page:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Data Field, and press ENTER. The
Show sub-menu appears.
3. Select the number of data elds you want to
show on the Compass Page (three or four),
and press ENTER.
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To change data elds:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER. The rst data eld is highlighted.
3. Press ENTER to select from a list of types of
navigation data to appear in that eld.
4. Use the ROCKER to highlight the option you
want, and press ENTER.
5. After entering your selection and entry, use the
ROCKER to move to the next eld and repeat
the process.
6. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to change remaining
data elds.
To restore data elds to default settings:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Restore Defaults, and press ENTER
to return the page to factory settings.
Altimeter Page
The Altimeter Page shows the current elevation, rate
of ascent/descent, a prole of elevation changes over
distance or time, or a prole of pressure changes over
time.
Altimeter Page
Current
elevation
Selectable
data elds
Rate of ascent/
descent
Range Grid
Measurement
Scale
Elevation
prole
The Status eld at the bottom of the page shows the
current elevation and your current rate of ascent or
descent when moving. It can also show the ambient
pressure and time of measurement.
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You can congure the Prole eld in the center of
the page to show either elevation or ambient pressure
plots as selected from the Altimeter Page Options
menu.
Data elds at the top of the page are user selectable
and show a variety of recorded or current data.
Altimeter Page Options
Use the Altimeter Page Options Menu to customize
the Altimeter Page. With the Altimeter Page open,
press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Altimeter Page
Options Menu
The following options are available:
Plot Over Time (Plot Over Distance)plots the
elevation over time or distance.
View Elevation Plot (View Pressure Plot)shows
elevation or pressure plot.
Zoom Rangesallows you to set the Zoom Ranges
for elevation, distance, or time when you show the
View Elevation Plot.
Resetallows you to reset the elevation data and the
maximum elevation data.
Calibrate Altimeterif you know the correct
elevation for your location, you can increase the
accuracy of the altimeter using the Calibrate Altimeter
option.
Restore Defaultsuse to clear recorded data from
the page and begin recording new data.
You can customize the View option by using the
Zoom Ranges option to determine time, distance,
pressure, and elevation parameters.
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Plot Over Time (Distance)
These two measurement options (changes over a set
period of time or changes over a set distance) apply
only to the View Elevation Plot option. The View
Pressure Plot option is measured by time and pressure
only. When one option is active, the other is shown on
the Altimeter Page Options Menu.
Elevation over
Distance plot
Pressure over
Time plot
View Pressure/Elevation Plots
Select the View Elevation Plot option to plot a prole
of elevation changes that occur as you navigate over
a set distance or period of time. Select View Pressure
Plot to view a record of changes in barometric
pressure for a set period of time. When one option
is active, the other option is shown on the Options
Menu.
To view elevation or pressure plots:
1. Use the ROCKER to select the option you
want from the Altimeter Options Menu, and
press ENTER to show the plot.
2. Adjust time and distance measurement using
the Elevation Plot Zoom Ranges explained on
following pages.
3. To clear the plot and start again, you must
clear the Track Log.
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Zoom Ranges
You can set the Zoom Ranges for elevation, distance,
or time when you show the View Elevation Plot.
Ranges for vertical distance are shown as you
press up or down on the ROCKER.
Ranges for linear distance are shown as you
press left or right on the ROCKER.
Ranges for time are shown for a time plot when
you press left or right on the ROCKER.
Zoom ranges for
Elevation over
distance plot
Zoom ranges for
Pressure over time
plot
Ranges for View Pressure Plot pressure values are
shown when you press up or down on the ROCKER.
Values for time and distance are shown in the same
manner as for elevation plots.
To adjust zoom ranges:
1. Select the type of plot you want to view, and
use the ROCKER to highlight Zoom Ranges.
2. Press ENTER to open the Zoom Ranges
Page. Press up or down on the ROCKER to
adjust the vertical distance or pressure and
press left or right to adjust either the time or
distance.
Or
Press up or down on the ROCKER with a plot
shown to switch to the Zoom Range mode.
3. Press ENTER to return to the Plot Page.
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View Points
You can scroll through a recorded elevation or
pressure prole to view data for any point along the
prole. When the red vertical and horizontal cross
hairs are stopped at a location along the prole, the
screen shows the elevation or pressure, time of day,
and date the point was created.
View point for an
altitude plot
Red crosshairs
View point for a
pressure plot
To use the View Points option:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options Menu.
2. Select View Pressure Plot or View Elevation
Plot, and press ENTER to open the Plot Page.
3. Press left or right on the ROCKER to scroll the
cross hairs across the prole.
As the cross hairs move across the prole, the
status window at the bottom of page changes
to show the date, time, and altitude or pressure
for the point at the intersection.
View Points on Map
You can view the location of points on the Map Page.
To view altitude points on the Map Page:
1. With the Altimeter Page open, use the
ROCKER to move the red crosshairs to the
point you want to view.
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2. Press ENTER to show the altitude point on the
map. The point is marked by the Map Pointer
with location coordinates, the compass bearing
and distance from your current location.
3. Press QUIT to close.
Elevation over Distance
plot point on the Map Page
Reset
You can reset the elevation data and the maximum
elevation data by selecting these options from the
Reset Page.
To reset the elevation data and max
elevation elds:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Reset, and press ENTER to open the
Reset Page.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the reset
options, and then press ENTER to place
a check mark in the box next to a selected
item. You can reset Elevation Data (such as
Minimum Elevation, all Ascent and Descent
data) or only the Maximum Elevation.
Reset Page
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4. Highlight the Apply button, and press ENTER
to reset the data elds. A conrmation
message appears.
You can reset or delete data for any of the
other features represented on the list by
placing a check mark in the box next to the
item.
5. Highlight OK, and press ENTER to reset the
selected options.
6. To reset all categories shown on the page,
highlight Select All, and press ENTER.
Calibrate Altimeter
Because the GPSMAP 76CSx relies on the
Barometric pressure to determine the elevation and
the pressure at any given elevation can uctuate, you
can calibrate the altimeter to increase its accuracy.
You must know the elevation or pressure at your
current location.
To manually calibrate the altimeter:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Calibrate Altimeter, and press
ENTER to open the Calibration Page.
3. At the message Do You Know The Correct
Elevation? highlight Yes, and press ENTER.
Or
If you do not know the elevation, select No to
use pressure option. If you do not know the
pressure, select No to use the default GPS
elevation.
4. Use the ROCKER to enter the new elevation
or pressure, then highlight OK, and press
ENTER to return to the Altimeter Page.
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Change Data Fields
The Altimeter Page has two data elds that you
can customize the data shown. (For denitions, see
Appendix page 98.)
To change a data eld:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a data eld, and
press ENTER to view a list of available data
eld options.
Data eld
options
Data
elds
4. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight
an option, and press ENTER to place it in the
data eld.
Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer Page provides you with a wide
variety of travel data useful when navigating a long
distance. It indicates your current speed, average
speed, trip odometer, and many other helpful statistics
useful for navigation.
Trip Computer Page
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You can customize the Trip Computer to meet your
personal requirements, with list of data options to
choose from. Selecting the type of data to appear is
done in the same manner as for the similar data elds
on the Map Page. (See page 54 for details.)
Trip Computer Page Options Menu
The following options are available:
Resetstars a new record of the trip computer.
Before each trip, reset the trip information by
highlighting Reset from the Options Menu, and
pressing ENTER.
The Reset Page offers options for resetting trip
computer data, clearing the Track Log, and deleting
Saved Tracks, Waypoints and Routes. This page
allows you select individual items, select all, and
deselect all. When your selections are made, highlight
Apply, and press ENTER. Answer OK to the
The Data You Have Selected Will Be Permanently
Deleted prompt, and press ENTER to complete the
reset.
Big Numbersshows fewer elds with larger
numbers.
Change Data Fieldsallows you to select the type
of data you want to show in the data elds.
Restore Defaultsallows you to return the page to
factory settings.
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MAIN MENU
The Main Menu contains settings and features not
found on the main pages and submenus. The time and
date are shown at the bottom of this page. The Main
Menu is accessible from any page by pressing MENU
twice. To select an item on the Main Menu, highlight
the menu item, and press ENTER.
Main Menu
NOTE: If a page is added to the page sequence,
the icon does not appear on the Main Menu.
Tracks
The Tracks Page shows the percentage of track
memory used and a list of saved tracks. Use the
Tracks Page to set up, clear, or save a track log, or
activate the TracBack feature for the current track log.
For more information, see page 30.
To access the Tracks Page:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER
to open the Track Log Setup Page.
Tracks Page Track Log Setup
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Track Page Options
The Track Log Setup Page contains the following
options:
Wrap When Fullselect this option to record over
the oldest data with new data when the track log is
full.
Record Methodselect the method to use to record
track points. Distance records track points after a
specic distance is traveled. Time creates track points
after the specied time has elapsed. Auto allows you
to choose from ve different intervals.
Intervalrecords a track according to the value in
the interval eld. The Interval eld only appears
when the Record Method is set to Distance or Time.
Colorselect a color for the track when it appears on
the map.
Route Page
Use the Routes page to create a sequence of
intermediate waypoints that lead you to your nal
destination.. For more information, see Creating and
Using Routes beginning on page 31.
Highway Page
When navigating a route, the Highway Page guides
you to the destination using data elds and a graphic
highway. Up to four user selectable data elds show
information such as speed, distance, or time to next
point on the route. The list of data to display and the
method of selection is the same as for the Compass
Page and is explained in detail on page 54.
The Highway graphic provides visual guidance,
taking you point by point to your nal destination.
Your course is represented by a center line down the
middle of the graphic. As you move toward each point
on your route, the graphic show the direction you
should move to stay on course to the point. Five scale
settings allow you to Zoom In or Out on the highway.
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To navigate using the Highway Page:
1. While navigating, access the Highway Page
from the Main Menu and observe your path of
travel shown on the highway graphic.
2. Press MENU to open the Options Menu. You
can do the following:
Stop Navigation, Congure Data Fields from
four to three with a destination guidance
message, Change the Data Fields, or restore
Defaults to factory settings.
Setup Menu
Use the Setup Menu to customize your GPSMAP
76CSx to your personal preferences.
To access the Setup Menu:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Setup icon,
and press ENTER.
Setup Menu Page
Each feature is explained in the following pages.
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System Setup
Use the System Setup to control settings for GPS,
WAAS, battery type, language, external power, and
custom POI and proximity alarms.
To access the System Setup:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
System icon, and press ENTER.
System
icon
GPSsets the unit to operate in Normal mode,
Battery Saver mode, GPS Off, or Demo Mode.
WAASallows you to enable or disable WAAS
(page 97).
Battery Typeallows you to select the battery type
you are using (Alkaline or NiMH).
Text Languagesets the units on-screen language.
External Power Lostindicates whether the unit
remains on (Stay On) or turns off (Turn Off) when
external power is removed from the unit.
Proximity Alarmsindicates whether custom POI
and Proximity alarms are on or off.
System Setup Options Menu
The System Setup Options Menu contains Restore
Defaults and Software Version. Use Restore
Defaults to return the System Setup elds to their
original values. Software Version shows the Software
Version and Unit ID number.
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Display Setup
Use the Display Setup to select a screen color scheme
for day and night viewing. You can set the backlight
timeout and the level of brightness. Reducing these
values can signicantly save on battery power.
To access the Display Setup:
On the Setup Menu, highlight the Display icon,
and press ENTER.
Display Modesets the display to Day, Night, or
Auto mode. Select Auto to automatically switch from
day to night at sunset and change back at sunrise.
Daytime Color Scheme/Nightime Color Scheme
select the color scheme to use when operating in Day
or Night mode.
Backlight Timeoutsets the backlight to stay on
when it is turned on, or to time out after a selected
period of time has elapsed when using the battery.
The backlight stays on regardless of this setting when
external power is used.
Backlight Levelturns the backlight up or down.
Press up on the ROCKER to increase the intensity or
down to decrease.
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Interface Setup
Use the Interface Setup to control the input/output
format used when connecting your unit to external
devices.
To access the Interface Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Interface icon, and press ENTER.
Serial Data Formatsets the data format to one of
the following:
GARMINthe proprietary format used
to exchange waypoint, route, track log and
MapSource data with a PC.
NMEA In/NMEA OutSupports input and
output of standard NMEA 0183 version 3.01
data.
TEXT OUTAllows ASCII text output of
location and velocity information. No input.
NONEProvides no interfacing capabilities.
Tones Setup
Use the Tones Setup to customize sound tones made
by the unit.
To access the Tones Setup Page:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Tones
icon, and press ENTER.
2. Select Message Beep, Key Beep, Power
Beep, Turn Warning (Early), or Turn Warning
(Final) eld. Press ENTER.
3. As you move down the list each different tone
sounds. Press enter to select a tone.
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Page Sequence Setup
Use the Page Sequence Setup Page to change the
order of the main pages, or add additional pages
to the main page sequence when you press PAGE
repeatedly.
NOTE: If you add a page to the main page
sequence, it will no longer appear on the Main
Menu.
To access the Page Sequence Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Page
Sequence icon, and press ENTER.
To move, insert, or remove a page:
1. To move a page in the order, highlight the
page, and press ENTER. Select Move, and
press up or down on the ROCKER to move
the page up or down in the list. Press ENTER
when nished.
2. To insert a new page, highlight the page you
want to insert before in the order, and press
ENTER. Select Insert, then select a page from
the list, and press ENTER.
3. To remove a page, highlight the page and
press ENTER. Select Remove, and press
ENTER.
Map Page Setup
The Map Page Setup information is located on
page 38.
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Routing Setup
Use the Routing Setup to customize the manner in
which routing functions behave.
To access the Routing Setup Page:
1. On the Setup Menu, highlight the Routing
icon, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the Follow Road Options button to
open the Follow Road Options Page where
you can select additional route options.
Follow Road Options Routing Setup Page
Guidance Methodallows the unit to calculate
routes based on:
Promptedyou are prompted to select a
preference before the route is calculated.
Follow Roadincreases the number of turns
the route contains.
Off Roadcreates a direct line from your
current location to your destination. This is
useful when traveling outside of the detailed
map coverage area or where no roads exist.
Follow Road Methodselect how the unit calculates
follow road routes based on:
Promptedyou are prompted to select a
preference before the route is calculated.
Faster Timeroutes calculated are faster to
drive but might be longer in distance.
Shorter Distanceroutes calculated are
shorter in distance but take more time to drive.
Next Turn Pop-upturns the Next Turn pop-up
window on or off.
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Follow Road Options
Off Route Recalculationallows you to set whether
the unit prompts you when it is recalculating your
route (Prompted) or recalculates automatically. You
can turn off-route recalculation off.
Calculation Methodsets how the unit searches for
the route.
Quickest Calculationcalculates the route
the quickest, but it might not produce the best
route.
Quick Calculationtakes more time to
calculate but generates a better quality route.
Better Routegenerates an even better quality
route but uses a longer calculation time.
Best Routegenerates the optimal route but
takes the longest time to calculate.
Calculate Routes Forsets route calculation for the
vehicle you are operating to optimize the route for
your vehicle type, as some roads have vehicle-based
restrictions.
Avoidallows you to avoid certain road types and
maneuvers on your route.
Geocache Setup
Use the Geocache Setup Page to nd and record
items hidden at geographic locations. See the Garmin
Web site (www.garmin.com) for details and how to
download geocache locations from the Internet.
NOTE: Before setting up and placing physical
geocache stations on public or private land, be
certain you are not in violation of ordinances or
laws governing use of these properties.
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To access the Geocache Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Geocache icon, and press ENTER.
Marine Setup
Use the Marine Setup Page to dene marine alarm
settings.
To access the Marine Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Marine
icon, and press ENTER.
Anchor Drag Alarmsets an alarm to sound when
you exceed a specied drift distance.
Off Course Alarmsets an alarm to sound when you
are off your course.
Deep Water Alarm/Shallow Water Alarmsets an
alarm to sound when you enter an area of water that is
too deep or too shallow.
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Time Setup
Use the Time Setup Page to set the time format and
zone, and set the unit to conform to Daylight Saving
Time. The current time and date appear at the bottom
of the page.
To access the Time Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Time
icon, and press ENTER.
Time
icon
Time Zonechoose the time zone for your city so
the GPSMAP 76CSx will show the correct local time.
Select Other to enter a UTC Offset.
Units Setup
Use the Units Setup Page to customize the
measurement units.
To access the Interface Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Units
icon, and press ENTER.
Units
icon
Position Formatis the coordinates the system in
which a given location reading is shown. The default
format is latitude and longitude in degrees, minutes,
and thousandths of a minute (hdddmm.mmm).
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Map Datumdescribes geographic locations for
surveying, mapping, and navigation and are not actual
maps built in the unit. The default setting is WGS 84.
The unit automatically chooses the best datum based
on your chosen position format.
For more information about selecting Position
Formats and Map Datums, see page 95 in the
Appendix.
WARNING: Selecting the wrong map datum
can result in substantial location errors. You
should only change the position format if you are
using a map or chart that species a different
position format or map datum or want to use
a format you are familiar with.When in doubt,
use the default WGS 84 datum for best overall
performance.
Distance/Speedselect the unit of measurement to
show your speed and distance traveled.
Elevation (Vert. Speed)select the unit of
measurement (Feet (ft/min), Meters (m/min), or
Meters (m/sec)) to show your altitude.
Depthselect the unit of measurement (Feet,
Fathoms, or Meters) to show the depth.
Temperatureselect the unit of measurement
(Fahrenheit or Celsius) to show temperature.
Pressureselect the unit of measurement (Inches,
Millibars, or Hectopascals) to show pressure.
Heading Setup
Use the Heading Setup Page to specify the type of
heading display and the type of North reference used
to calculate your heading.
NOTE: Unless you have a working knowledge
of Headings and North Referencing, it is
recommended that you use the default values.
To access the Heading Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Heading icon, and press ENTER.
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Displayselect the value (Cardinal Letters, Degrees,
or Mils) to show your heading.
North Referenceprovides headings based on a true
north reference.
Switch to compass heading when below (for more
than)Select speed and time delay for electronic
compass switching. See page 49.
Calibration Setup
The Calibration Setup Page allows you to calibrate
both the Compass and Altimeter for increased
accuracy in navigation.
To calibrate the compass:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Calibration icon, and press ENTER. The
Which sensor would you like to calibrate?
message appears.
2. Highlight the Compass button, and press
ENTER to open the Compass Calibration
Page. Follow instructions on page 50.
To calibrate the Altimeter:
Select Altimeter and press ENTER to show
the Altimeter Calibration Page and follow
instructions on page 60.
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Altimeter Setup
The Altimeter Setup Page allows you to setup the
Altimeter to self-calibrate each time you turn on
the unit, to function as a barometer, or to manually
calibrate when you have accurate elevation or
pressure data.
To set up the Altimeter:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Altimeter icon, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the Auto Calibration eld, and press
ENTER to select from On or Off. When On,
elevation is corrected by GPS.
3. Highlight the Barometer Mode eld, and press
ENTER to select Variable Elevation (used
when moving) or Fixed Elevation (used when
stationary, allowing the Altimeter to function
as a standard barometer). Trip data is not
recorded when in Fixed Elevation mode.
To manually calibrate the Altimeter:
1. Highlight the Calibrate Altimeter button, and
press ENTER. You can calibrate the Altimeter
using one of three methods:
Enter the correct elevation: this requires a
reliable source for determining the elevation
for your current location.
Enter the correct pressure: this requires a
reliable source to determine the accurate
barometric pressure at your current location.
Allow the GPS Receiver to determine the
elevation: the GPS receiver estimates the
current elevation when determining its location.
The accuracy varys depending on the position
of satellites overhead. It is not as accurate as
an elevation entered from a known source, but
is sufcient for most navigation applications.
2. When nished, a Completed or Failed
message will display.
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Welcome Setup
Use the Welcome Setup Page to insert a message,
such as owner information, that appears when you
turn on your GPSMAP 76CSx.
Adding a welcome
message
To access the Welcome Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Welcome Message icon, and press ENTER.
To add a welcome message:
1. Use the on-screen keypad and the ROCKER
to enter your welcome message, and press
ENTER.
2. When nished, highlight OK, and press
ENTER to close.
3. Turn you unit off and then on again to view
your Welcome message.
Welcome message
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Jumpmaster
The Jumpmaster is designed for experienced
skydivers. A jumpmaster is the individual in charge of
a unit of skydivers coordinating a unit or cargo drop.
Jumpmaster
To access the Jumpmaster:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Jumpmaster icon, and press ENTER.
The Jumpmaster follows military guidelines for
calculating a jumpmasters high altitude release point
(HARP). The Jumpmaster can auto-detect when you
have jumped to begin navigating toward the desired
impact point (DIP) using the barometer and electronic
compass.
You can set the Jumpmaster to one of three types
of jumps, HAHO, HALO, or Static. The jump type
selected determines what additional setup information
is required. For all jump types, altitudes (drop or
opening) are measured in feet above ground level
(AGL).
An impact point (DIP) must be set for HAHO jumps.
This is a waypoint marked where you want to land.
The drop altitude of at least 1,000 feet must be
specied next. The Jumpmaster uses the drop altitude
as the opening altitude for HAHO jumps. Common
values for a drop altitude range from 12,000 to 24,000
feet AGL.
For HALO jumps, the required information is the
same as the HAHO jump type, plus an opening
altitude. This altitude may not be a larger value than
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the drop altitude. Common values for an opening
altitude range from 2,000 to 6,000 feet AGL.
Static jumps require a drop altitude of at least 1,000
feet to be specied. A constant wind speed and
direction for the duration of the jump is assumed.
For HAHO and HALO jumps, wind speeds and
directions can be entered for every 1,000 feet of
canopy drift (CD) and every 2,000 feet of free fall
drift (FFD). These wind speeds are entered on the
Wind Setup page by selecting the Wind button.
Forward Throw and Course to HARP allow a user
to determine the direction and magnitude the aircraft
will carry the user after jumping and before free fall
or canopy drift begins.
A number of additional constants are entered on the
Constant Setup page by selecting Constant.
A check box at the bottom allows for auto-navigation
to the DIP. If you want your GPSMAP76CSx to
determine when you have jumped, this box should
be checked. A message appears describing how to
manually navigate the route.
Selecting the Goto HARP button begins the
navigation process and takes you to Wind Setup. If
Wind Setup information is missing, the GPSMAP
76CSx automatically sets up the route with the
calculated HARP and the selected DIP before taking
you to the Navigation page.
Wind Setup
Wind speeds and directions are added on the Wind
Setup.
Wind Setup
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Wind speeds are measured in knots and directions
are based on origination of wind. This information
is usually based on data collected from National
Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) or by a drop zone support team leader
(DZSTL) who monitors the course of a Pilot Balloon
(PiBal) released from the ground at the DIP and wind
streamers dropped from aircraft.
Jumpmaster is capable of handling doglegs in wind
direction.
Select Clear All from the Options Menu of this page
to clear the list of wind speeds and directions. Wind
speeds and directions must be entered as a pair to be
valid. Those pairs left as _ _ _ will be ignored in
calculations.
Constant Setup
The Constant Setup allows you to ne-tune certain
aspects of the planned jump.
Constant Setup
All jump types also can use a Percent Max to
increase or decrease the range or their jump. Entries
less than 100% decrease drift distance to the DIP
while those greater than 100% increase drift distance.
More experienced jumpmasters may choose to use
smaller numbers while those less experienced may
use larger numbers.
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Safety Factor is used in HAHO jump types to allow
a margin or error for a jump. Safety factors are
usually integer values, no smaller than two, and are
determined by the jumpmaster based on specications
for the jump.
A number of K values can be specied for different
jumps. HAHO jumps use K-open while HALO jumps
use K-open and K-freefall. Static jumps use K-static.
K-values are based on the parachute canopy rating.
Each parachute should be labeled with a K value.
Common values may range from 3.0 for K-freefall to
48.0+ for HAHO K-open.
Select Restore Defaults from the Option Menu of this
page to reset the values.
The following is a list of abbreviations and acronyms
commonly used:
AGLAbove Ground Level Altitude measure
CDCanopy Drift drift while parachute is open
DIPDesired Impact Point location where landing
should occur
DZDrop Zone area where landing should occur
DZSTLDrop Zone Support Team Leader
LFFDFree Fall Drift drift before parachute is open
HAHOHigh Altitude High Opening type of jump
HALOHigh Altitude Low Opening type of jump
HARPHigh Altitude Release Point location jumper
exits from aircraft
MSLMean Sea Level Altitude measure
PRPPrimary Release Point HARP plus forward
throw of aircraft
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The following list of additional terms are often used
by jumpmasters:
Drop Altitudealtitude when jumpmaster exits
aircraft, measured in AGL
Forward Throw Horizontaldistance traveled by
due to aircraft speed
K valueswind drag values for parachutes
Opening Altitudealtitude when jumpmaster opens
chute, measured in AGL
Static Jumptype of jump where wind speed and
direction are assumed constant for the duration of the
jump
Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to dene an alarm
circle around a stored waypoint location. The alarm
circle can help you avoid restricted locations.
For more information on proximity waypoints see the
Proximity Waypoints section on page 15.
Calendar
Use the Calendar to view sunrise/sunset times, moon
phase, hunt and sh probabilities, and archived
waypoints for activities you want to navigate to, for
any given day and location.
To use the Calendar:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Calendar icon, and press ENTER.
The Calendar Page opens with the current
week shown.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the day you
want to add waypoints to and press ENTER to
show the page for that day.
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4. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Highlight Add Point, and press ENTER to
open the Find Menu.
5. Select the type of point you want to place on
the Day Page. (See page 16 for details on
using the Find Features) With the information
page for that point displayed, highlight the Use
button, and press ENTER to place the point
reference on the Day Page.
6. To remove points from a Day Page, press
MENU to open the Options Menu. Select
Remove Points, and press ENTER to display
the Remove Points Options List.
Calculator
Select the Calculator icon to use your GPSMAP
76CSx as a calculator. You can select either a
Standard or Scientic calculator and Degrees or
Radians from the Options Menu.
Options Menus
Calculator Page
To use the Calculator:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Calculator icon, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER and the ENTER key to
operate the calculator.
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Stopwatch
Select the Stopwatch icon to use the GPSMAP
76CSx as a stopwatch, which includes a lap timer.
You can also have the unit record the lap time based
on distance.
To access the stopwatch:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Stopwatch icon, and press ENTER.
To start and stop the stopwatch:
1. Highlight the Start button, and press ENTER
to start the stopwatch.
2. Highlight the Stop button, and press ENTER
to stop the stopwatch.
To use the lap feature:
With the stopwatch running, highlight the Lap
button, and press ENTER.
To reset the stopwatch:
With the stopwatch stopped, highlight the
Reset button, and press ENTER.
To time lap by distance:
Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Choose Lap by Distance and press ENTER.
To return to Lap by Button Press, repeat
these same steps.
To set a lap distance value:
1. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Choose Set Lap Distance and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the eld you
want to change and press ENTER. Enter the
new value, and press ENTER. When done,
highlight OK, and press ENTER.
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Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon Page provides you with a graphic
depiction of the sun and moon relative to the Earth.
Sun and moon positions can be shown for any time,
date, and location on Earth.
The Sun and Moon Page also shows sunrise, sunset,
moonrise, and moonset times for a selected time, date,
and location. Use the on-screen buttons to animate the
movement of the sun and moon and stop at a given
time or date.
To view sun and moon locations for a
specied time, date, and location:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Sun & Moon icon, and press
ENTER.
Sun and Moon Page
Press to
animate the
display of the
sun and moon
Press to
animate
moon phases Press
to stop
animation
3. To view the predictions for a different date
and time, highlight either the Date or Time
eld, and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad.
4. To view the predictions for a different location,
highlight the Location eld, and press ENTER
to open the New Location Options Menu and
choose from the options shown.
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Hunt and Fish
The Hunt and Fish Tables provide you with a listing
of predicted best times for hunting and shing for a
chosen date and location.
To show hunting and shing predictions
for a specied date and location:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Hunt & Fish icon, and press
ENTER. The current date and location appear
in the date and location elds at the top of the
page.
3. To view the predictions for a different date,
highlight the Date eld and press ENTER to
open the on-screen keypad.
4. To view the predictions for a different location,
highlight the Location eld, and press ENTER
to open the New Location Options Menu.
Choose Use Map to select a point on the map
using the pointer arrow. Press ENTER to show
the table for that location. The Location eld
now states Map Location.
Choose Use Find Menu to select a point
from the Find Feature database. Follow
instructions for using the Find Feature
beginning on page 16. When a nd item is
selected, highlight Use at the bottom of the
item information page, and press ENTER. The
Location eld now shows the name of the nd
item.
5. To return to the current date, press MENU, and
then ENTER.
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MAIN MENU > GAMES MENU
Games Menu
The Games Menu contains six games (Memory Race,
Virtual Maze, GekoSmak, Nibbons, Gekoids, and
Beast Hunt) for entertainment. Some games use GPS
as a virtual component in the play.
Games Menu
To select and play a game:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu
2. Select the Games icon, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a game, and
press ENTER. A brief description of each
game appears.
WARNING: When playing any of the virtual
games (where you are moving on a real playing
eld), use caution in selecting an area free of
hazards such a holes, obstructions, or proximity
to vehicular trafc. Playing these games can
distract your attention from observing objects in
your path.
4. Press QUIT and highlight Yes when prompted
to stop playing.
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MAIN MENU > GAMES MENU
Memory Race
This is a GPS game where the playing piece
moves where you move. To win the Memory Race,
remember which square has which symbol. Clear
the board by matching the pairs of symbols. Travel
to each square, highlight Open at the bottom of the
screen, and press ENTER to view the symbol.
To adjust the grid or square size in custom
mode:
1. Highlight the Grid Size or Square Size eld,
and press ENTER to select from the Options
Menu lists. Press ENTER to make your
selection.
2. Highlight Start, and press ENTER to begin the
game.
3. Highlight Re-Center, and press ENTER to
place yourself back in the middle of the game
board.
Virtual Maze
This GPS-based game creates a virtual maze on the
screen. You are placed at a central position in the
maze and must explore the maze collecting ags.
The lower right corner of the screen tells you how
many ags remain. The lower left corner contains a
timer showing the elapsed time. The difculty level
determines how much of the maze you can see at one
time. Viewing less of the maze makes the game more
difcult.
TIP: Press MENU, and select Cheat to start
cheat mode. Enabling this mode penalizes you by
ve minutes and counts seconds by ten instead of
two. Press ENTER to turn off cheat mode.
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MAIN MENU > GAMES MENU
GekoSmak
GekoSmak is a GPS-based game that features you as
the player piece. Periodically, Gekos appear on the
screen. Before the Geko disappears, move toward
the Geko and press ENTER to smack the Geko with
a hammer. If you get the Geko, an ! mark appears
above the hammer, if not, only a hammer appears
momentarily.
Field size choices are small, medium and large. Small
elds are approximately 20 yards by 30 yards and
large elds are 60 yards by 90 yards (about the size of
an American football eld).
The difculty levels are: Easy, Normal and Hard.
These levels determine how often Gekos appear. The
pace quickens and values vary as difculty levels
increase.
Nibbons
In this GPS-based game, you must walk around the
board collecting the numbers as they appear. As you
walk, your tail grows. You can travel anywhere
on the screen but you cannot cross your tail, or you
will lose a life. As an added challenge, you must also
avoid the skulls that chase after you.
Nibbons
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MAIN MENU > GAMES MENU
Gekoids
This GPS-based game, which can be played without
GPS on, is all about blasting gekoids. You are the
ship, and you can survive only when you avoid
getting hit. Before you begin to play, be sure to
set your game settings. Orient Map Northwards
rotates your ship in the center of the map. The map is
stationary and north is always up. Orient Map Ship
Up rotates the virtual world around your ship. Your
ship always points Up. Press ENTER to start.
Beast Hunt
Although not a true GPS-based game, Beast Hunt
requires some navigation skills. You must nd and
defeat the dragon with an arrow before it breathes re
at you or you fall into one of the pits while navigating
a maze of platforms. Occasionally you are transported
by slides that curve or move you diagonally. The
game consists of several difculty levels and an
extended or limited visibility option. When you lose
a game, the screen shows the layout of hazards, slides
and warning platforms. A scoreboard keeps track of
your wins and loses.
To play Beast Hunt:
1. Select Beast Hunt from the Games Menu,
and press ENTER. The game overview page
appears.
2. Press ENTER to open the Difculty Level
menu. Select a difculty level (Trainee,
Beginner, Expert, or Master), and press
ENTER to open the Visibility menu.
3. Select a visibility option (Extended or
Limited), and press ENTER to begin play.
4. Use the ROCKER to jump from platform to
platform.
When you land on a shaded platform, you are
one or two steps from the dragon. A platform
with a circle is next to a pit. If you fall into a pit,
jump into the dragon or shoot an arrow that
misses the dragon, you lose.
5. To defeat the dragon, press ENTER to place
an arrow in a shaded platform. Use the
ROCKER to point and press ENTER to shoot.
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APPENDIX > SPECIFICATIONS
APPENDIX
Specications
Physical
Size: 6.2" H x 2.7" W x 1.4" D
Weight: 7.6 ounces (216 g) w/batteries installed.
Display: 1.5" W x 2.2" H, 256-color, high resolution,
transreective (160 x 240 pixels) with backlighting.
Case: Rugged, fully gasketed, water resistant, IEC-529, IPX7
Temp Range: 5 to 158
o
F (-15 to 70
o
C)*
*The temperature rating of the GPSMAP 76CSx may exceed the usable range
of some batteries. Some batteries can rupture at high temperatures.
Performance
Receiver: WAAS enabled
Acquisition Times*:
Approx. 1 second (warm start)
Approx. 38 seconds (cold start)
Approx. 45 seconds (factory reset)
*On average for a stationary receiver with an open sky view.
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
Antenna: Built-in quad helix, remote antenna capability.
Compass: Accuracy; +/- 5 degrees
1
, resolution; 1 degree
Altimeter: Accuracy; +/- 10 feet*, resolution; 1 ft.
*Subject to proper user calibration.
Power
Source: Two 1.5 volt AA batteries, USB power, 12 V Adapter
Cable, or up to 36 VDC external power
Battery Life: Up to 18 hours (typical use)*
*Alkaline batteries lose a signicant amount of their capacity as the
temperature decreases. Use Lithium batteries when operating the GPSMAP
76CSx in below-freezing conditions. Extensive use of screen backlighting,
electronic compass, and audible tones signicantly reduce battery life.
Accuracy
GPS: <10 meters (49 feet) 95% typical*
*Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD
imposed Selective Availability (SA) Program when activated.
DGPS: 3-5 meters (10-16 feet) 95% typical*
*
WAAS accuracy in North America.
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
Interfaces: NMEA 0183 version 2.3, and RS-232 and USB for
PC interface
Data Storage Life: Indenite: no memory battery required
Map Storage: Dependant on the formatted capacity of the
MicroSD Digital Card
(A small portion of the card capacity has been used in formatting the card for use.)
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APPENDIX > INTERFACING
Interfacing
The following formats are supported for connection of
external devices.
Garmin Proprietary SentencesPGRME (estimated
error), PGRMM (datum string), PGRMZ (altitude).
The NMEA 0183 version 3.01 interface format is
supported by the GPSMAP 76CSx and enables the
unit to drive up to three NMEA devices.
The following are the sentences for NMEA 0183,
version 3.01 output:
Approved sentencesGPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA,
GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG,
GPWPL, GPBOD, GPAPB
The USB Interface Cable provided with this unit
allows you to connect your GPSMAP 76CSx to a PC-
compatible computers USB port.
Unit Power/Data Port View
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Data In
Data Out
Ground(-)
Optional Power/Data Serial Port Cable with Bare Wire Leads
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APPENDIX > OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories
In addition to the standard accessories included with
your GPSMAP 76CSx, several optional accessories
are available to enhance the operation of the unit.
To obtain replacement parts and optional accessories,
contact your Garmin Dealer, or Garmin Product
Support in the U.S.A. at 800/800.1020, or Garmin
Europe at 44/0870.8501241
WARNING: Garmin accessories are designed
and tested specically for use with Garmin
products. Accessories offered by other
manufacturers have not been tested or approved
for use with Garmin products. Use of such
accessories could cause damage to the GPSMAP
76CSx and void the terms of the warranty.
Auto Navigation Kitprovides the parts and map
data to use the GPSMAP 76CSx in an automobile.
Cigarette Lighter Adapterprovides auxiliary
power from an automobile cigarette lighter.
GA 25MCX Remote GPS Antennaallows
enhanced satellite acquisition.
MapSource Software CD-ROMsoffers several
detailed mapping options that are compatible with
the GPSMAP 76CSx. Visit to Garmin web site at
http://garmin.com/products/gpsmap76csx/ for a list of
compatible MapSource products.
Serial Port PC Interface Cable with Auxiliary AC
Power Supplyprovides connection to a PC for data
transfer.
Carrying Caseprotects the GPSMAP 76CSx when
not in use.
Marine Mount KitAllows installation on a boat.
Bicycle Handlebar Mount KitAllows installation
on bicycle handlebar.
Battery PackRechargeable, NiMH, AA battery kit,
USA receptacle.
For a complete list of available accessories for use
with the GPSMAP 76CSx, see the Garmin web site:
http://garmin.com/products/gpsmap76csx/
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APPENDIX > CONNECTING YOUR GPSMAP 76CSX TO A COMPUTER
Connecting Your GPSMAP 76CSx
to a Computer
You can connect your GPSMAP 76CSx to your
computer using either a serial port or USB connector
cable.
NOTE: Fully install the supplied MapSource
program, Trip & Waypoint Manager, on your
computer before connecting the USB cable to the
computer.
To connect your GPSMAP 76CSx to your
computer:
1. Lift the USB protective cover from the back of
the GPSMAP 76CSx and insert the smaller
connector on the USB cable into the matching
port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your
computer's USB port.
To connect to your computer using a Serial
Port connector:
1. Lift the Serial Port protective cover from the
back of the GPSMAP76CSx and insert the
round indexed connector on the cable into the
matching port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your PC
Serial port or other appropriate device.
3. Set your GPSMAP 76CSx interface setting
to the appropriate interface format. Refer to
Interface Setup on page 68.
Information About USB Drivers
The USB drivers should have been automatically
installed when you installed the MapSource program
that came with your GPSMAP 76CSx. When you
initially connect the GPSMAP 76CSx to a USB
port, your computer might prompt you to locate the
destination of the drivers for the device. You only
need to install the drivers once. After the drivers are
installed, your computer will always detect your
GPSMAP 76CSx when it is connected. USB drivers
might be updated periodically. You can nd updates at
www.garmin.com.
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APPENDIX > MAP DATUMS AND LOCATION FORMATS
Map Datums and Location
Formats
What Are Map Datums?
A datum is a mathematical model of the Earth that
approximates the shape of the Earth and enables
calculations to be carried out in a consistent and
accurate manner. The datum is physically represented
by a framework of ground monuments whose
positions have been accurately measured and
calculated on this reference surface. Lines of latitude
and longitude on a map or chart are referenced to a
specic map datum. Every chart has a map datum
reference and the GPSMAP 76CSx can be set to
match most of those commonly used.
If you are navigating and comparing the GPS
coordinates to a map, chart, or other reference, set the
map datum in the GPS unit to the same datum as the
map to insure the most accurate navigation. .
What is a Location Format?
Your current location can be viewed on the GPS in
the form of coordinates. Because different maps and
charts use different location formats, Garmin GPS
units allow you to choose the correct coordinate
system for the type of map you are using. The most
common format is latitude and longitude, which is
used by all Garmin units.
You can choose to change the location format to use
with other coordinate systems. UTM/UPS (Universal
Transverse Mercator/Universal Polar Stereographic)
are easy-to-use metric grids that are found on most
USGS topographic quadrangle maps. You can also
select one of several other grids, including a user-
denable grid (for the advanced user).
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APPENDIX > MAP DATUMS AND LOCATION FORMATS
Loran TD Setup
To set up Loran TD from the Setup Menu:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Setup icon,
and press ENTER to open the Setup Menu.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Units icon
and press ENTER to open the Units Setup
Page.
4. Highlight the Position Format eld and press
ENTER to open the format list.
5. Highlight Loran TD, and press ENTER to open
the Loran TD Page.
6. To change the settings of any of the ve elds,
highlight the eld, press ENTER select/enter
the setting, then press ENTER.
7. When nished, highlight Save, and press
ENTER
If the active GRI Chain, secondary stations, or offsets
have been changed since the waypoint was created,
the waypoint will now reference the active GRI-chain
and secondary stations and adjust the TD coordinates
accordingly. Remember that the GPSMAP 76CSx
is not relying on the LORAN signal for navigation
and actually converts the TD coordinate to a useful
latitude and longitude coordinate before storing
the waypoint to memory or using it for navigation.
Because of this, the unit can navigate to a TD
coordinate anywhere in the world.
You must know your GRI chain number and
secondary stations to create a LORAN TD position.
For more information, read our LORAN TD Position
Format Handbook, available on the Garmin Web site,
at www.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp.
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APPENDIX > WHAT IS WAAS/EGNOS?
What is WAAS/EGNOS?
The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is an
FAA funded service to improve the overall integrity of
the GPS signal for users in North America. In Europe,
WAAS is referred to as EGNOS.
The system is made up of satellites and approximately
25 ground reference stations positioned across the
United States that monitor GPS satellite data. Two
master stations, located on either coast, collect data
from the reference stations and create a GPS data
correction message.
According to the FAAs Web site, testing of WAAS in
September 2002 conrmed an accuracy performance
of 1-2 meters horizontal and 2-3 meters vertical
throughout the majority of the continental United
States and portions of Alaska.
WAAS is just one service provider that adheres to the
MOPS (Minimum Operational Performance Standard)
for global Satellite Based Augmentation Systems
(SBAS). Eventually there will be several services of
worldwide geostationary communication satellites
that broadcast integrity information and differential
correction data as transmitted by ground reference
stations.
All SBAS systems use the same receiver frequency;
therefore any operational SBAS system should be
capable of providing your GPS unit with increased
accuracy at any location in the world.
Currently, enabling WAAS on your GPSMAP 76CSx
in regions that are not supported by ground stations,
may not improve accuracy, even when receiving
signals from an SBAS satellite. In fact it can degrade
the accuracy to less than that provided by GPS
satellites alone. For this reason, when you enable
WAAS on your Garmin GPS receiver, the receiver
automatically uses the method that achieves the best
accuracy. To enable or disable WAAS, see page 66.
For more information, go to http://gps.faa.gov/
Programs/WAAS/waas.htm.
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APPENDIX > DATA FIELD DEFINITIONS
Data Field Denitions
Accuracy GPSThe current accuracy of your GPS
determined location.
Ambient PressureThe uncalibrated current
pressure.
Ascent - AverageThe average vertical distance of
ascents.
Ascent - MaximumThe Maximum ascent rate in
feet/meters per minute.
Ascent - TotalThe total distance ascended.
BarometerThe calibrated current pressure.
BearingThe compass direction from your current
position to a destination point.
CourseThe desired path of travel from your
starting point to your destination point.
DepthThe depth of water from sonar NMEA input.
Descent - AverageThe average vertical distance of
descent.
Descent - MaximumThe maximum descent rate in
feet/meters per minute.
Descent - TotalThe total distance descended.
Distance To DestinationThe entire distance, from
beginning to end, of a route.
Distance To NextThe distance to the next point on
a route.
ETA At DestinationThe estimated time of arrival
at your destination, if you maintain your current speed
and course.
ETA At NextThe estimated time of arrival at the
next point on your route, if you maintain your current
speed and course.
ElevationThe distance above or below mean sea
level.
Elevation - MaximumThe highest elevation
reached.
Elevation - MinimumThe lowest elevation
reached.
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APPENDIX > DATA FIELD DEFINITIONS
Glide RatioThe ratio of horizontal distance
traveled to vertical distance.
Glide Ratio DestThe glide ratio required to
descend from your present position and elevation to
the destinations elevation.
HeadingYour direction of travel as indicated by a
compass, in degrees or cardinal letters (N,S,E,W).
Location (lat/lon)Your current location as latitude/
longitude coordinates.
Location (selected)Your current location described
in the selected units of measure (other than lat/lon).
OdometerThe total distance you have traveled for
all trips.
Off CourseThe distance off your direct course line,
right or left.
PointerThe arrow that indicates the direction to
travel to the next point on a route.
SpeedYour current vehicle speed can be measured
in miles per hour, kilometers per hour or knots.
Speed - MaximumThe maximum speed you have
attained since the Trip Computer was reset.
Speed - Moving AvgThe average speed while your
vehicle was moving.
Speed - Overall AvgThe average speed determined
by both the moving and stopped time and speed.
SunriseThe time of sunrise for the current date and
location.
SunsetThe time of sunset for the current date and
location.
Time To DestinationThe estimated time enroute
to your nal destination, if you maintain your current
speed and course.
Time To NextThe estimated time enroute to the
next point on your route, if you maintain your current
speed and course.
Time of DayThe current time and date. It can be
displayed in 12 or 24 hour format in local time or
universal (UTC) time.
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APPENDIX > DATA FIELD DEFINITIONS
To CourseYour direction of travel to get back on
course.
Trip OdometerThe running total of distance
traveled since the Trip Computer was reset.
Trip Time - MovingThe length of time your
vehicle has been in motion, since the Trip Computer
was reset.
Trip Time - StoppedThe length of time that the
vehicle has been stopped (stationary) while the unit
was powered On and tracking your location (since the
Trip Computer was reset).
Trip Time - TotalThe total time the unit has been
tracking since the Trip Computer was reset.
TurnThe direction of, and distance to, the next turn
on an active route.
Velocity Made GoodThe rate of closure on a
destination based upon your current speed and course
of travel.
Vertical SpeedThe rate of altitude gain/loss over
time.
Vertical Speed To DestThe measurement of your
rate of acsent/decsent to a predetermined altitude.
Water SpeedThe data acquired from measurement
devices interfaced to the GPSMAP 76CS is used to
calculate your current speed over water.
Water TemperatureThe temperature of water at a
measured depth using measurement devices interfaced
to the GPSMAP 76CS.
Waypoint At DestinationThe last point on a route,
your destination.
Waypoint At NextThe next point on your route.
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APPENDIX > FCC COMPLIANCE
FCC Compliance
The GPSMAP 76CSx complies with Part 15 of the
FCC interference limits for Class B digital devices
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE. These limits are
designed to provide more reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation, and are more stringent than outdoor
requirements.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and may cause harmful interference
to radio communications if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment
and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
The GPSMAP 76CSx does not contain any user-
serviceable parts. Repairs should only be made by
an authorized Garmin service center. Unauthorized
repairs or modications could result in permanent
damage to the equipment, and void your warranty and
your authority to operate this device under Part 15
regulations.
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APPENDIX > LIMITED WARRANTY
Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from
defects in materials or workmanship for one year from
the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will
at its sole option repair or replace any components
that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement
will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or
labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible
for any transportation cost. This warranty does not
cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident or
unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY
LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR
INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM
DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to
you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace
the unit or software or offer a full refund of the
purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY
SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin
authorized dealer or call Garmin Product Support for
shipping instructions and an RMA tracking number.
The unit should be securely packed with the tracking
number clearly written on the outside of the package.
The unit should then be sent, freight charges prepaid,
to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of
the original sales receipt is required as the proof of
purchase for warranty repairs.
GPSMAP 76CSx Owners Manual 103
APPENDIX > LIMITED WARRANTY
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062 U.S.A.
Tel. 913/397.8200
Fax. 913/397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate,
Romsey, SO51 9DL U.K.
Tel. 44/0870.8501241
Fax 44/0870.8501251
Online Auction Purchases: Products sold through
online auctions are not eligible for rebates or
other special offers from Garmin. Online auction
conrmations are not accepted for warranty
verication. To obtain warranty service, an original or
copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is
required. Garmin will not replace missing components
from any package purchased through an online
auction.
International Purchases: A separate warranty
is provided by international distributors for units
purchased outside the United States. This warranty
is provided by the local in-country distributor and
this distributor provides local service for your unit.
Distributor warranties are only valid in the area of
intended distribution. Units purchased in the United
States or Canada must be returned to the Garmin
service center in the United Kingdom, the United
States, Canada, or Taiwan for service.
The Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx has no user-serviceable
parts. Should you ever encounter a problem with your
unit, please take it to an authorized Garmin dealer for
repairs.
The GPSMAP 76CSx is fastened shut with screws.
Any attempt to open the case to change or modify
the unit in any way will void your warranty and may
result in permanent damage to the equipment.
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INDEX
INDEX
Symbols
2D navigation 8
3D navigation 8
A
accessories 93
addresses 23
alarms, proxomity 19, 66
altimeter 54, 5458, 76
calibrate 55, 60
altitude 5458
averaging location 13
B
backlight 4, 67
batteries 2
battery type 66
bearing pointer 52, 53
C
calculator 83
calendar 82
calibrate 75
calulate area 28
caution i, viii
cleaning vi
color 37
compass 47, 49, 50
Calibration 49
conventions i
Course Deviation Indicator
(CDI) 52
course pointer 52, 53
creating waypoints 10, 11
D
databases 9
data elds 38, 39, 41, 54, 60,
61, 62
declutter 41, 46
default 7, 41, 47, 62
deleting waypoints 12
depth 74
display setup 67
E
editing
routes 33
editing waypoints 12
elevation 37, 74
Enter/Mark key 3
entering data 7
F
FCC 101
eld 6
elds, data 54
Find/MOB key 3
nd menu 16
address 23
city 21
nd by name 17
geocache 21
intersection 24
interstate exit 22
near here 19
point of interest 24
recent nds 18
waypoints 20
G
games 87
geochache 21, 71
GPS 66
GPS off/on 37
GRI Chain 96
guidance text 41
H
heading setup 74
highlight 6
highway page 64
How To
adjust zoom ranges 57, 58
create a route 31
nd a point of interest 25
manually calibrate the
altimeter 60
program a data eld 61
project a waypoint 14
reset the elevation data 59
reset the max elevation
elds 59
use Sight N Go to navi-
gate 51
use the View Points op-
tion 58
view Elevation or Pressure
plots 56
hunt and sh 19, 86
I
In/Out zoom keys 3
initializing the GPS 5, 6
interface setup 68
interfacing 92
intersections 24
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INDEX
J
jumpmaster 78
constant setup 80
wind setup 79
L
language 66
lanyard 2
location formats 95
lock on road 43
M
main menu 63
man overboard 16
MapSource 9
map data 39
map datum 74, 95
map information 19
map page 38
customizing 42
information 44
setup 42
map setup
general 42
marine 45
points 44
text 44
tracks 43
marine setup 72
measure distance 41, 45
Menu key 3
messages 9
MOB 16
N
navigating
guidance text 41
lock on road 43
recalulate 40
resume 40
route 32
stop 40, 52
tracks 30
new location 37
north up 37, 40, 42
O
off-road transition 34
P
Page key 3
page sequence 69
plot over time 56
points
track 43
view 58
point of interest 24
pojecting waypoints 14
position format 73
Power key 3
pressure 74
pressure plots, view 56
preview turns 32
prole eld 55
proximity alarm 19, 66
proximity waypoints 15, 82
Q
Quit key 3
R
recalculate route 40
resume navigation 40
Rocker key 3
routes
active 32
creating 31
delete 34
editing 33
lock on road 43
navigating 32
off-road transition 34
points 34
recalculate 40
saved 32
setup 70
S
satellite page 37
saved tracks 43
scroll bar 7
secondary stations 96
setup map 41
setup menu 65
Sight N Go 50, 51
status bar 8
stopwatch 84
stop navigation 40
storage vi
sun and moon 19, 85
system setup 66
T
temperature 74
time setup 73
time zone 73
tones setup 68
TracBack 30
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tracks 26, 63, 64
navigating 30
points 43
proles 29
track log 26, 43
calculate area 28
color 27, 64
interval 27, 64
record method 27, 64
saving 27, 43
viewing 28
wrap when full 27, 64
track up 37, 40, 42
trip computer 61, 62
turning on/off 4
U
unit setup 73
W
WAAS 66, 97
warning i, vii
warranty 102
water immersion vi
waypoints 10, 11
averaging location 13
creating 10, 11
current location 10
deleting 12
editing 12
nding 20
MOB 16
projecting 14
proximity 15
using 10
welcome setup 77
Z
zoom ranges 40, 43, 57
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